Preservative Boosters, Humectants & Solvents


  • CAS No.- 504-63-2
  • INCI.- Propanediol

Elixi-CARE PDO is a naturally derived glycol  with high purity produced from 100% renewable, GMO-free sources. It can be used as a solvent, emollient, humectant and/or antimicrobial agent as well as a carrier for actives in cosmetics and personal care products.
Elixi-CARE PDO acts as a humectant for hair and skin, attracting moisture and promoting water retention to provide a moisturizing boost. 

Elixi-CARE PDO is made from naturally derived Glycol and is an excellent COSMOS alternative to petroleum-based Glycols such as Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol or Methyl-Propanediol. Pure Elixi-CARE PDO has a pH near 7. Even at a concentration higher than 70% no skin irritation or sensitization occurs. Compared to standard Glycols, Elixi-CARE PDO gives better performance both in skin moisturization (no tackiness and filming, soft feeling) and hair moisturization (higher water absorption, increased smoothness and softness). Elixi-CARE PDO has a synergistic effect in combination with Glycerine, giving a long-lasting moisturizing effect. Actives such as Allantoin, Glycolic Acid and various other antioxidants show a high solubility in Elixi-CARE PDO and better performance compared to water-based solutions. Its polar character mediated by the two hydroxy substituents causes the unlimited solubility in water.

Dosage level

Recommended use concentration

2-10% (as a booster)


completely soluble in water at all proportions
We suggest adding the recommended concentration at the water phase of your formulation.


AspectColorless liquid
Color (APHA)10 max
Water content0,1% max

• Produced from 100% renewable sources
• GMO-free
• Excellent booster for preservative system
• Improve moisturizing efficiency
• Non skin sensitizing or irritating
• Excellent sensory profile.



  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Sun Care
  • Oral care
  • Toiletries
  • Baby care
  • Make up

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