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Piroctone olamine is the synthetic ethanolamine salt of the pyridone derivative "Piroctone". Piroctone olamine is used as a preservative in cosmetic formulations. The substance inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Piroctone olamine dissolves in surfactants. This enables the active agent to be used in shampoos ( Preparations: Octopirox®). The substance is used in numerous dandruff shampoos.
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The framework conditions for preservatives that may be used in cosmetics are defined in the EC Cosmetics Regulation - 1223/2009 - Annex V.
Medically Piroctone olamine is used because of its fungicidal and antibacterial effects.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) Manage risks - protect consumers: https://www.bvl.bund.de/DE/03_Verbraucherprodukte/03_AntragstellerUnternehmen/02_Kosmetik/04_Inhaltsstoffe/bgs_fuerAntragsteller_kosmetik_gesetzlicheRegelung_inhaltsstoffe_node.html
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