Cosmetics raw material


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HexaCon BADHA is a preservative for use in cosmetics such as shower gel. It protects the product against spoilage by microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria.


The use of HexaCon BADHA is very simple: mix with the other ingredients of the formula and it is ready. Heating is not necessary.

What may still be necessary is to adjust the pH. At a pH of 7 or higher, HexaCon BADHA has almost no effect against fungi, the pH should always be below 7, better still 5.5-6. For that reason, it is less suitable for stay-on cosmetics such as cream or makeup. However, it is fine for rinse off cosmetics such as shampoo or shower gel. The pH can be adjusted with, for example, 90% lactic acid or a solution of citric acid.

Use about 0.5-1% in the finished product. In professional cosmetics, the maximum dose is 1.1%, and we recommend not to exceed this even in non-professional products. We do not recommend using HexaCon BADHA in sprayed-on products (products with a spray pump).


HexaCon BADHA is a yellow liquid at room temperature. The compound has a long shelf life: store it cool, dry, dark and keep it in the tightly closed packaging.

As HexaCon BADHA is a broad-spectrum preservative, using it in combination with other preservatives is not necessary. It is partly volatile, which also protects the empty space in the packaging against decay. The composition is similar to that of Cosgard / Geogard 221.


HexaCon BADHA only contains substances that are permitted in organic cosmetics according to the Cosmos standard. Nevertheless, both active ingredients come from petrochemicals and are therefore not sustainably produced. Benzyl alcohol occurs in nature, but not in easily extractable quantities. Dihydroacetic acid hardly occurs in nature. Environmental degradability is probably not bad, but good research is lacking.


The 10 and 50 ml packaging consists of a glass bottle with a black cap. The 250 g packaging consists of an aluminum bottle with a stopper and cap.


HexaCon BADHA is classified as a hazardous substance, with the following characteristics:

H302 - Harmful if swallowed.
H332 - Harmful by inhalation.

An allergic reaction may occur.


Article number: 10314
EC number: Mixture
CAS number EU: Mixture
CAS number TSCA: Mixture


10 ml, 50 ml, 250 g