Multi-functional Preservative-Free Solutions: Troycare EPP series

TroyCare EPP

If we can offer you customized preservative-free preservative with broad spectrum of Protection, do you want to give a try?

Currently, many traditional preservatives are banned. The opportunity to register preservative has reduced as well. As we move towards to “Truly Natural” product, preservative-free trend has become more prominent. It would be costly and time-consuming to register a new preservative.

What does it mean by ‘preservative-free’? It means to replace the currentpreservative with multi-functional ingredients. These multi-functional ingredients may act as an emollient, pH adjustor, solvent, etc.

So which chemical can actually function like as it was mentioned above? We are able to offer you a solution for this. It is Troycare EPP series.

What is Troycare EPP Series?

TroyCare EPP series is a multi-functional personal care natural preservative comprising Phenylpropanol and Ethylhexylglygerin. It is capable of reduce the bacterial and fungal growth within 2 days. It is also open for customization to suit every formulation. This product is applicable for both rinse-off and leave on formulation.

The product grades under TroyCare EPP are as the following:

Product name TroyCare EPP37 TroyCare EPP19 Application
Phenylpropanol* 70% 90%
  • Wet Wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cream and Lotion
  • Color Cosmetic
  • Feminine Intimate Wash
Ethylhexylglycerin** 30% 10%
  • Shampoo
  • Conditional
  • Hand Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Wipes
Use Level (wt.%) 0.4-0.8 0.5-0.9

*Mild Fragrance; **Emollient

What are the benefits?

TroyCare EPP19 TroyCare EPP37
  • Globally-approved
  • Safe to be used in Babies products
  • Broad-spectrum protection
  • Greater Anti-Bacterial protection
  • Low dosage required
  • Skin Softening
  • Stable and effective across a wide pH range (3-12)
  • Phenoxyethanol-free
  • Cost effective for Rinse-Off application
  • Ease of Formulation
  • Globally-approved
  • Safe to be used in Babies products
  • GREATER Broad-spectrum protection
  • GREATER efficacy & Lower odor
  • Greater Anti-Fungal Protection
  • Low dosage required
  • Skin Softening
  • Stable and effective across a wide pH range (3-12)
  • Phenoxyethanol-free
  • Higher performance in Leave-On application
  • Ease of Formulation

Formulation guides

Moisturizing cream with Troycare EPP 37

PHASE INGREDIENTS FUNCTION INCI NAME Supplier W/W %
A Glycerin Humectant Glycerin 2.0
A Butylene Glycol Humectant Butylene Glycol 4.0
A Tetrasodium EDTA Chelating agent Tetrasodium EDTA 0.1
A Water Solvent Water 81.9
B Multicare MP 40KC Rheology Modifier Polyacrylamide (and) C13-14 isoparaffin (and) laureth-7 KCl 5.0
C Phytomoist Natural Moisturizer Dipe Plantago Asiatica Seed Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediolptide-23Tranexamoyl TEN 5.0
C Marine Collagen HD Anti-aging Hydrolyzed Collagen Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol TEN 1.0
C Aloe vera extract Moisturizer Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Butylene Glycol TEN 0.5
D Troycare EPP 37 Preservative Phenylpropanol and Ethylhexylglycerine Troy 0.5
E Lactic acid/Citric acid (aq) pH adjuster lactic acid,water

citric acid, water

q.s
Total 100

Formulation procedures are as the following:

  1. Pre-disperse phase A homogenously at room temperature
  2. Add phase B to phase A, mix homogenously
  3. Add phase C step by step to bulk no.2, mix homogenously
  4. Add phase D, mix homogenously
  5. Adjust the pH if necessary until 5.0 – 5.5

The End Product Appearance is as given below:

Appearance Cream gel
Color White Opaq
Odor Odorless
pH 5.35

Formulation guides

Facial wash with Troycare EPP 197

PHASE INGREDIENTS FUNCTION INCI NAME Supplier W/W %
A Eversoft Main Surfactant Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate SINO LION 10.0
A WQ 1200 LG Co-Surfactant/ Viscosity builder Lauryl Glucoside Jiangsu Wanqi 3.0
B Tetrasodium EDTA Chelating agent Tetrasodium EDTA 0.1
B Glycerin Humectant Glycerin 3.0
B Propylen Glycol Moisturizing Agent Propylen Glycol 2.0
B Maha PQ-7 Conditioning Agent Polyquaternium-7 MahaChem 1.0
C Sinopol 8 KDS Thickening Agent PEG 8000 Distearate SINO JAPAN 2.3
D Witch Hazel Extract IN-BC © Refreshing Agent Hammamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract & Butylen Glycol TEN 0.5
D Tea Tree Extract PG Anti-Acne Melaleuca Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract & Butylen Glycol TEN 0.5
E Perfume Perfume Mixing Compounds 0.2
E Alkest CSO 400H Solubilizer PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil 0.2
F Troycare EPP 19 Preservative Phenylpropanol and Ethylhexylglycerin Troy 0.5
G Citric Acid (50%) pH adjuster Citric Acid q.s.
Total 100

Formulation procedures are as the following:

  1. Pre-disperse phase B and heat at 60°C-70°C
  2. Add phase A to phase B, mix homogenously
  3. Add phase C to bulk no.3, mix homogenously
  4. Reduce the temperature to 40°C-50°C and add phase D
  5. Pre-disperse phase E, add to bulk no.4 , mix homogenously
  6. Add phase F, mix homogenously
  7. Adjust the pH if necessary until 6.0 – 7.0

The End Product Appearance is as given below:

Appearance Viscious Liquid
Color Clear
Odor Specific
pH 6.7
Viscosity (cps) #3 spindle, #8rpm 5220

Will you give a try to formulate with this solution?

If you are interested to try TroyCare EPP to formulate your personal care products, please contact us for FREE sample now!

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