Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Protection with 100% Natural Spectrastat™ Technology


Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Protection with 100% Natural Spectrastat Technology 

Product preservation has been profoundly impacted by the wellness movement and resulting consumer ingredient concerns. Today, consumer-accepted traditional preservation options are limited. In parallel, the global naturals movement continues to heighten consumer interest in biobased ingredients. Effective preservation is incredibly important in formulation and new innovations need to deliver broad spectrum antimicrobial control and originate from natural sources to truly meet consumer expectations. Spectrastat technologies ease the burden in this challenging environment by delivering broad spectrum efficacy from consumer-friendly ingredients at an easy-to-formulate neutral pH.

 Spectrastat alternative preservation solutions are optimized combinations of multifunctional ingredients that work together with smart formulation design and good manufacturing practices to deliver broad spectrum preservation effects. Spectrastat G2 Natural MB (INCI: Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glycerin) contains 100% USDA certified biobased content. The novel blend of Caprylhydroxamic Acid (Spectrastat CHA), a chelating agent, with Glyceryl Caprylate, a skin conditioning agent, creates a ready-to-use combination that effectively controls bacteria, yeast, and mold over a broad pH range from pH 4–8. Spectrastat PHL (INCI: Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and)1,2-Hexanediol (and) Propanediol) contains 66% USDA certified biobased content. The unique ingredient combination combines the chelating power of CHA with the solvency of 1,2-hexanediol, yielding a readily water soluble and cold processable alternative preservation solution that effectively controls bacteria, yeast, and mold.

 INOLEX’s portfolio of alternative preservation products includes Spectrastat complete solutions and Lexgard® components for creating your own unique system. Combining these ingredients with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and the Hurdle Technology approach provides antimicrobial control in a variety of personal care formulation types. A complete guide to formulating with INOLEX Alternative Preservation products is available for download.

Micellar Water (SC-1090)

This mild, everyday cleanser is perfect for all skin types. Skin conditioning benefits from Kerazyne MB provides a soft and smooth feel, with an extra boost of conditioning for facial hair. Calming antioxidants are coupled with the safe and gentle Spectrastat PHL in a clear micellar system. Passes Preservation Efficacy Testing under the following standards: EP-A, EP-B, PCPC, and USP.

Nourishing Oil Spray (HC-1061)Nourishing Oil Spray (HC-1061)

Nourish and play with a shake before use: this two-phase hair oil is free from silicones and big on softness and shine. LexFeel N5 MB and LexFeel WOW-A DT replace traditional cyclomethicones without sacrificing appearance or performance. Spectrastat PHL partitions to the water phase to protect this formulation against bacteria, yeast, and mold. Passes Preservation Efficacy Testing under the following standards: EP-A, EP-B, PCPC, and USP.

Butter Frosting (BB-1073)Butter Frosting (BB-1073)

This silky body butter is reminiscent of homemade frosting with the non-palm texturizer SustOleo TSB and the natural cationic emulsification system, AminoSensyl SC. This 99% natural formulation is protected from microbial growth with the 100% natural Spectrastat G2 Natural MB. Passes Preservation Efficacy Testing under the following standards: EP-A, EP-B, PCPC, and USP.

Inolex Ct2001 Butter Frosting

In addition to antimicrobial benefits, Spectrastat™ and Lexgard® products enable formulators to meet environmental and sustainability goals:

  • Five products containing 100% USDA certified biobased content:
  1. Spectrastat G2 Natural MB
  2. Zeastat 
  3. Lexgard® Natural MB
  4. Lexgard® Natural GC88 MB
  5. Lexgard® GMCY
  • COSMOS-approved options
  • NSF/ANSI 305-approved options
  • RSPO Mass Balance palm used in all palm-derived products


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