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Preservative A2 is a powerful cosmetic preservative with the highest efficacy against bacteria. It is easy to work and causes no changes of the appearance of cosmetics, all at reduced use levels and low costs. It enjoys long history of use in many cosmetic applications.
Preservative A2 is highly effective against Gram-negative & Gram-positive bacteria, it is also effective against moulds with a limited effect against yeasts. It shows the double activity of Imidazolidinyl urea.
  • INCI

    Diazolidinyl Urea
  • Generic and alternative names

    Chemical Name: 1-[1,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)-2,5-dioxoimidazolidin-4-yl]-1,3- bis(hydroxymethyl)urea

  • Claims / benefits / efficacy

    • Extremely strong antibacterial preservative
    • Effective against Gram Positive/Negative bacteria and moulds
    • Highly soluble in water
    • Proven personal care track record
    • No effect on viscosity, color or odor
    • Low cost in use
  • Function


    • Anti Gram-Negative
    • Anti Gram-Positive
    • Anti-mold
    • Preservative
    • Water soluble
  • Application

    Preservative A2 can be easily incorporated in a wide range of cosmetic formulations. For its high water solubility it is particularly suggested in aqueous formulations & emulsions. Typical applications include:
    Hair care: shampoos, conditioners, gels, mousse.
    Body & face care: toners, gels, lotions, creams, wipes.
    Make-up: foundations, eyeliners, mascaras, powders, wipes.
    Sun products: sunscreens, suntans, aftersuns.
    Bath products: shower gels, bubble bath, handcleaners, wipes.
    Raw materials: surfactants.

  • Packaging

    • Metal drums of 5 KG
    • Metal drums of 10 KG. One large pallet is 48 drums of 10 KG (480 KG). One 20ft container is 10 pallets (4.8 MT)
    • Metal drums of 25 KG. One large pallet is 40 drums of 25 KG (1000 KG). One 20ft container is 10 pallets (10 MT)
    • Metal drums of 50 KG
  • Shelf life

    2 years in original packaging

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