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Preservative - Nipaguard® SCV *replaced with Euxyl® PE 9010




Nipaguard® SCV has been deleted by the manufacturer - (Euxyl® PE 9010) can be subsituted in most of our current formulations.
Nipaguard® SCV is a robust preservative blend that offers a broad range of efficacy.  One of its main raw materials, called Sorbitol, is produced from the sugar of wheat and corn, while the other, Caprylic Acid, is derived from palm or coconut oil. (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate)  It offers a high level of fungal protection and contains actives geared towards preservation at a low pH.  Challenge and efficacy testing show comparable results to parabens for both leave-on and rinse-off formulations.

Nipaguard® SCV is part of the Nipaguard Zero line of optimised preservative blends that contain no parabens, yet deliver comparable performance.  Nipaguard® SCV is a synergistic broad spectrum blend of antimicrobial agents comprising Velsan SC®, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol and Benzoic Acid.

Download the manufacturer's Usage and Info Guide here

Nipaguard® SCV has replaced Optiphen Plus and can be substituted in our formulations.

  • Reduced preservative load
  • Low usage rate requirements
  • Easy to handle and to process
  • Halogen-free
  • Formaldehyde-free
  • Based on renewable resources

Applications:  Leave-on products, Rinse-off products, Wet Wipes, difficult to preserve formulations
Including:  Highly aqueous products (oil in water emulsions - lotions and creams), room sprays, spritzers, toners, shampoo, conditioner and sugar scrubs (anhydrous).

Appearance:  Liquid
pH range:  4.0 - 6.5
during cool down phase
Sparingly soluble in water, readily soluble in oil phase ingredients and many organic solvents
Recommended Usage Rate:  0.5 - 1.0 % (EU Max is 3.4 %)

The Clariant "Nipaguard® Zero" range of preservatives have been developed through consumers requests for:  effective, natural and non-irritating products; preservatives that they can trust on a long-term basis.  For formulators the range of "Nipaguard® Zero" preservatives represent a trusted alternative to parabens with comparable efficacy and cost, easy to formulate with and meet regulatory requirements and market demands.

INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl, Alcohol, Benzoic Acid