Saliguard PCG

  • Preservative
INCI Saliguard PCG [Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol]
  • Broad spectrum preservative
  • Provides protection against bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Suitable for use with cationic, ionic or non-ionic surfactants
  • Can be used in O/W, W/O emulsions, anhydrous and water-based products
  • Paraben Free and Formaldehyde free
Type Synthetic
Also Called
  • Plantserve P
Optimal pH 3 to 10
Formulation Stage Cool Down phase
Form Clear colourless liquid
Scent Mild to odourless
Solubility Water soluble
Products 65, 108, 108, 32, 112, 114, 111, 100, 117, 99, 116 & 115
  • Optiphen

What is Saliguard PCG

Saliguard PCG is a synthetic broad spectrum preservative that offers protection against bacteria, yeast, fungi and mold. A blend of Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol and Caprylyl Glycol, it is a versatile preservative effective in emulsions, anhydrous and aqueous products. Saliguard PCG is also suitable for use in a wide range of cleansing products, being compatible with ionic, cationic and nonionic surfactants and emulsifiers. Saliguard PCG shares the same preservative agents as Optiphen, and whilst not technically a natural preservative, it is still paraben free, formaldehyde free and vegan. Furthermore, it is one of the more versatile preservatives, offering a one-stop-shop for creams, lotions, shampoos, cleansers, as well as water-based serum and toners.

How to use Saliguard PCG

Saliguard PCG is a great all purpose-preservative that is likely to suit most formulations. It can be used in both aqueous products such as toners and hydrators, but also in anhydrous products like body butters and balms. Furthermore, it can reliably preserve cleansing formulas, making it a great choice for shampoos and body washes. Saliguard PCG is also heat stable up to 60c so can be added to a formula prior to the cool down stage, however, it is typically recommended to use post-emulsification to avoid overheating.