CAS No. 3228-02-2
EC No. 221-761-7
Synonyms INCI: Isopropyl Cresols; IPMP; 3-Methyl-4-Isopropylphenol; 4-Isopropyl-3-methylphenol


o-cymen-5-ol is a preservative booster. Its anti-microbial property make it ideal in several uses, especially in cosmetics and personal care applications (skin, hair, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.). o-cymen-5-ol shows high stability and a favourable safety profile with no skin/eye irritation and no skin sensitisation. 

It ​ can be used in very low dosage (0,1% maximum) and can act as anti-oxidant as well.


  • Main applications are in cosmetics
  • Creams, shampoos, hair dyes, compact powder and wipes
  • Oral care (toothpaste and mouthwash) and pharmaceuticals (to inhibit bacterial or fungal skin diseases)

Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life is 24 months.

Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).