Elixi-KON OC

  • CAS No.- 3228-02-2
  • INCI.- o-cymen-5-ol

Elixi-KON OC, o-Cymen-5-ol, is a preservative active used in cosmetics and beauty products to prevent harmful microorganisms from developing and to prolong the shelf life of formulas. 
Elixi-KON OC is also used as a cosmetic ingredient that helps cleansing the skin or preventing odor by destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.

Prior to application, a pre-mix based on Elixi-KON OC and a suitable solvent such as Elixi-KON PHE (Phenoxyethanol), Elixi-CARE PDO (1,3-Propanediol) or various other glycols is recommended. The mixture can be added before or after the emulsification process.
Elixi-KON OC, o-Cymen-5-ol, is suitable for conditions where higher temperatures (e.g. at 80° C) occur.
Higher pH level than 9 should be avoided.

Recommended use concentration

0.1 % max as a preservative


slightly soluble in water

According to the EU list of preservatives allowed in cosmetic products (Annex V), the maximum concentration allowed for Elixi-KON OC, o-Cymen-5-ol, is 0.1 %.


AppearanceWhite to slightly yellow powder
Assay (%)Min. 99.0
Water (%)Max. 0.5

• High stability
• Very good safety profile
• Antioxidant activity
• Low odor and taste
• Low dosage
• No skin/eye irritation



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

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