What could be the alternatives to IPBC and CMIT/MIT preservatives?

Maha IPBC CMIT MIT preservatives

The potential impacts of iodopropynyl butyl carbamate (IPBC) and methylisothiazolinone (CMIT/MIT) preservative has been circulating online for many years.  However, many manufacturing companies are still using IPBC and CMIT/MIT products that was banned by EU. According to EcoWaste Coalition*, FDA reported that there is widespread sale in Manila on baby wipes which contain methylisothiazolinone (CMIT/MIT) preservatives. These preservatives have been prohibited in leave-on products since 2017 as they trigger allergic contact dermatitis (ACD).

On the other hand, IPBC was found in Super Soft Skin Care Wet Towel , even though it was supposed to be banned to be used in products intended for children under 3 years of age. According to EU, IPBC may penetrate into the skin of the infant and cause adverse effects on the thyroid gland’s function. Hence, it is important for end-users to be aware of this when selecting baby products.

Despite IPBC and CMIT/MIT are dangerous to be used in baby products, the usage of these preservatives by local manufacturers still continues. This is mainly due to the limited options of cost-efficient and safe preservatives available. However, we provide you the solution to solve these challenges. They are as given in the table below:


Choice of preservatives Troycare EPP37 Troycare LSB1
Ingredients 70% Phenylpropanol; 30% Ethylhexlglycerin 80% Levulinic, 5% Benzoic; and 15% Sorbic acids.
Types Multifunctional Personal Care Preservative-Free Preservatives 100% organic acid preservative system
  • Anti-Fungal Protection
  • Higher performance in leave-on application
  • Phenoxyethanol-free
  • Globally-approved
  • Preservative free claim at 0.5% use
  • Protect formulation with as low as 0.4% use level
  • Work best at below pH 5
  • Globally-approved
Application Wet Wipes; Sunscreen; Cream and Lotion; Color Cosmetic; Feminine Intimate Wash Baby Wipes; Baby lotion; Natural Seaweed Concentrate (Ingredient for creams); Feminine Intimate Wash
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