euxyl® K 701 is a liquid cosmetic preservative, which can be used in leave-on as well as rinse-off products. euxyl® K 701 was developed for use in cosmetic formulations with a skin-friendly pH value of up to 6. euxyl® K 701 is particularly effective in non-ionic systems. It has a broad, balanced spectrum of effect against bacteria, yeasts and mould fungi as well as a good vapour phase effectiveness.
The efficacy of organic acids depends on the pH-value. The efficiency is increased by reducing the pH-value. Only the free organic acids are biocidal active. The dissociated organic acids are completely ineffective.