New NEOLONE Preservatives Provide Microbial Control Protection for Personal Care Products

Dow Microbial Control answers market need for natural and next-generation preservatives, helping ensure product safety, efficacy and brand trust

WILMINGTON, DE - October 29, 2018 -

Customer demand for natural and organic products is growing at a rapid rate, but so is the need for safe and effective preservatives. Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products, has launched two new product lines within its NEOLONE™ personal care preservatives portfolio: NEOLONE™ Bio, based on naturally derived Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE®) and NEOLONE™ PH Phenoxyethanol blends. Both product lines reflect Dow’s dedication to helping formulators, manufacturers and brand owners overcome the challenges of the modern personal care industry.

“Today, customer preferences and purchase decisions are more calculated than ever before, and closely aligned with health, wellness, and natural beauty trends,” said Wayne Ashton, Global Business Director for home and personal care at DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “Brand owners are looking for ingredients that satisfy consumer demands while maintaining desirable performance and have a positive health and safety profile. Our new NEOLONE™ preservatives help our customers ensure that their personal care formulations are safe, efficacious and remain free from microbial growth – ultimately helping win brand trust.”

NEOLONE™ Bio Preservatives

NEOLONE™ Bio products are based on the broad-spectrum, naturally derived personal care preservative Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE®). LAE® is non-sensitizing, non-irritating and readily bio-degradable, which makes it ideal for leave-on and rinse-off and some oral care applications

LAE® is listed on Annex V of the European Commission Regulation and Annex VI of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive.

“Our NEOLONE™ Bio preservatives are designed for maximum efficiency and ease of use,” said Bahar Azimipour, global marketing manager for Dow Microbial Control. “Customers trust in our product innovation, regulatory knowledge and technical support, and can rest assured knowing that our products deliver the desired attributes.”

Dow Microbial Control has signed an exclusive supply agreement for LAE® with Barcelona based LAMIRSA who owns the intellectual property around manufacturing and use of LAE® in personal care products.

NEOLONE™ Phenoxyethanol Preservatives

NEOLONE™ PHCG and NEOLONE™ PHBC are broad-spectrum preservatives specifically designed for rinse-off and leave-on applications, such as face masks, creams, lotions, shampoo and wipes. Together, these innovative blends boast high-performance features for mild personal care formulations, including:

  • Optimized ratio of ingredients for cost efficiency
  • Efficacy at a broad range of PH
  • Low odor

Meet our experts at In-Cosmetics Asia booth #G20 (Oct 30th – Nov 1st Bangkok-Thailand ) and Personal Care Product Council Science Symposium and Expo (Oct 30th and 31st Philadelphia-USA) for more information.

About Dow Microbial Control

Dow Microbial Control innovates with science and technology to provide long-term viable and sustainable microbial control. Our comprehensive global offering provides customers with solutions to optimize formulations, including a high performing and technically supported selection of registered actives and products. With world-class people organization-wide and a broad portfolio of microbial control technologies, Dow Microbial Control can help solve most any microbial control problem. From specialty and highly regulated to non-regulated, the company has the experience and the essentials for more sustainable microbial control protection for products and processes.

About DuPont Industrial Biosciences

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, works with customers across a wide range of industries to make products and industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. Through a unique combination of agriculture, biotechnology, chemistry and material science capabilities, we advance market-driven, biobased solutions to meet the needs of a growing population, while protecting our environment for future generations. For updates about how DuPont Industrial Biosciences is helping customers deliver cost-effective products with superior performance and sustainability, follow @DuPontBiobased on Twitter, find us on LinkedIn or visit our website at

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division

DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at

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Jacqueline Coleman
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Leah Sailovic
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