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Kem EHB is a liquid preservative based on the widely accepted cosmetic preservative Benzyl alcohol boosted by the multifunctional ingredient Ethylhexylglycerin. This optimized combination provides broad spectrum protection against bacteria, yeasts & moulds to a large variety of cosmetics without pH restrictions. Kem EHB represents a largely used and efficient alternative in cosmetic preservation that suit the needs of modern cosmetics for safety, efficacy, global approval without questioned ingredients.
Kem EHB is a broad spectrum preservative blend where the antimicrobial activity of Benzyl alcohol is enhanced by the boosting effect of Ethylhexylglycerin. Ethylhexylglycerin is a glyceryl ether, a multifunctional additive that is widely used to boost preservative efficacy, while adds several benefits to cosmetics as moisturizing, deodorising agent, skin feel enhancer and fragrance stabilizer. Ethylhexylglycerin decreases the surface tension on the cell membrane of 
microorganisms improving the antimicrobial efficacy of Benzyl alcohol. Therefore Ethylhexylglycerin boosts the performance of Benzyl alcohol and helps to reduce the amount of preservative needed, optimising the safety of preservation.
  • INCI

    Benzyl alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin
  • Claims / benefits / efficacy

    • Broad spectrum & efficient cosmetic preservation
    • Based on safe & worldwide accepted ingredients
    • No effects on the colour & odour of final cosmetics
    • Effective in broad pH range from 3 to 12
    • Versatile system for many cosmetic applications
    • Reduced use levels & synergistic with other preservatives
    • Cost effective

  • Function

    Preservative; Liquid preservative
  • Application

    Kem EHB can be used for the preservation of a variety of aqueous systems, emulsions & anhydrous systems, besides it improves the skin feel of cosmetics. Typical applications include: • Hair care: shampoos, gels, lotions, conditioners, mousses, colourants, hair relaxers. • Face & eye care: serums, tonics, gels, lotions, creams, cleansers, masks, oils, sticks, wipes. • Make-up: foundations, mascaras, eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, lip glosses, powders, wipes. • Shaving products: shaving creams, aftershave, lotions, creams. • Body, foot & hand care: gels, lotions, creams, exfoliants, oils, wipes. • Sun care: sunscreens, suntans, aftersuns, gels, milks, creams, oils, sprays, roll ons. • Bath products: shower gels, bubble baths, hand-cleaners, intimate, oils, powders. • Baby care: shampoos, bath products, lotions, creams, pastes, oils, powders, wipes. • Wet wipes: baby wipes, hand wipes, face wipes, body wipes, feminine wipes, sun protection wipes. • Deodorant & antiperspirants: solutions, gels, creams, pump sprays, sticks. • Raw materials: surfactants, vegetal extracts.
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