Resulting of a long optimisation process, Phytonside HDE is a synergistic combination of three substances: Benzyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin and Raspberry Ketone.
Often mistaken for benzyl alcohol (CAS No. 100-51-6), benzyl glycol (CAS No. 622-08-2) was previously not considered in cosmetics. However, the potential of this glycol was underestimated: it limits the spread of micro-organisms and is not an irritant1,2.
This property was enhanced by combining benzyl glycol with ethylhexylglycerin and raspberry ketone.
Phytonside HDE has already been used in Asia where it has demonstrated its efficacy. Unlike other substances considered alternative preservatives, it has broad-spectrum activity: it is effective against bacteria, yeasts and moulds.