NEOLONE® Preservatives

Protect your personal care products from microbial contamination


Consumers trust that their personal care products – from their shampoo to their baby wipes – will be safe to use.

With a broad portfolio of preservatives and extensive application expertise, we help protect your personal care products from contamination bacteria, yeasts and molds while offering ease of formulation. We offer a range of solutions to preserve rinse-off and leave-on products, allowing you to address consumer and regulatory expectations for safe, high quality, effective products.

DuPont experts in preservation, toxicology and regulatory compliance will work with you to select DuPont's best preservative solution for your personal care products.


Product Range Overview

Product Name

Active Ingredient

Features & Benefits

Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl (LAE®)

  • Naturally derived, registered preservative.
  • Strong antimicrobial activity against molds, yeasts, gram-negative, and gram-positive bacteria
  • Approved for use in leave-on, rinse-off and oral care applications
  • Mild profile for leave on applications
  • COSMOS standard for natural personal care formulations



  • High-purity, single-active preservative
  • Recommended for protection of leave-on skin care products, hair care products, and wipes
  • Effective control of a broad spectrum of bacteria, especially gram-negative bacteria
  • Excellent stability over a wide pH and temperature range
  • Outstanding performance when used in combination with a broad range of preservatives and fungicides
  • Globally approved as a preservative for cosmetics



  • An aqueous mixture of methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone
  • Superior broad-spectrum activity against many bacteria, yeasts and molds
  • Effective over a pH range typical for personal care products
  • Very effective at low use levels, providing cost-to-treat advantage
  • Supported by more than 30 years of safe and effective use


Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)

  • Effective broad-spectrum bactericide
  • Excellent stability over a wide pH and temperature range
  • Compatible with a variety of fungicides and bactericides
  • Simple, water-based formulation for ease of use


Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) + Phenoxyethanol

  • A blend of methylisothiazolinone and phenoxyethanol
  • Excellent control of a broad spectrum of bacteria, yeasts and molds
  • Excellent stability over a wide pH and temperature range
  • Highly effective in surfactant containing formulations

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