Chlorphenesin

A preservative and broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that protects products from a wide range of bacteria and fungi.
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Chlorphenesin

Overview

Chlorphenesin is an ingredient that serves as a preservative and antimicrobial agent for skincare products, including creams, lotions, gels, and serums.

This white crystalline powder protects the products from a wide range of bacteria and fungi, including S. aureus and C. albicans, which makes it a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent. It is typically used at levels less than 0.3 percent, and it often accompanies other preservatives, such as phenoxyethanol.

Chlorphenesin can also act as a booster for the efficacy of other preservatives added to the system.