Piroctone Olamine (PO; OCT)

Chemical name: 1-Hydroxy-4-methyl-6-(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)-2(IH)-pyridone

INCI Name: Piroctone ethanolamine salt

Molecular formula: C16H30N2O3

CAS No.: 68890-66-4

Appearance: White or off-white powder

Purity: ≥99%


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Piroctone ethanolamine salt makes the only anti-dandruff and anti-itch agent that can be used in leave-on hair products so far. Piroctone ethanolamine salt has a broad-spectrum killing effect on fungi and molds, and has good therapeutic effect on ringworm of feet and hands. It can be used as a preservative in cosmetics and a fungicide in soap, and has thickening properties. Therefore, Piroctone ethanolamine salt is a multifunctional anti-dandruff and anti-itch antiseptic, which is widely used in shampoo, bath, cosmetics and detergents.

Efficacy characteristics.

  • Broad-spectrum antibacterial and, without nipagin ester, non-formaldehyde releasing body
  • Effective inhibition of Malassezia, anti-dandruff and anti-itch, soothe scalp inflammation
  • Safe, mild, low irritation, will not cause hair loss, hair breakage
  • As the use of ZPT is limited, OCT is an extremely suitable alternative product, while the use of flexible in the formulation, suitable for transparent formulations, no suspension stabilizer; in addition, in the sulfate formulation, can act as a thickening agent role.
  • Can reduce the sebum secretion on the skin surface, suitable for oily scalp and skin, men’s formulations, while in the anti-acne effect, acne skin relief


Product Application:
Suitable for dandruff removal shampoo, leave-in conditioner, deodorizing bacteriostatic spray, pet washing and other products

Packing : 1KG/ bag (aluminum foil bag lined with PE zip-lock bag), 25KG/ barrel


Cosmetic ingredients have a wide range of applications in the formulation of various cosmetic products. Here are some common applications of cosmetic ingredients:

01. Moisturizing

Ingredients like humectants (such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid), emollients (such as oils and butters), and occlusives (such as petrolatum and beeswax) are used to hydrate and moisturize the skin, lips, and hair.

02. Cleansing

Surfactants, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and cocamidopropyl betaine, are used in cleansers, shampoos, and body washes to remove dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin and hair.

03. Anti-Aging

Ingredients like retinol, peptides, antioxidants (such as vitamins C and E), and hyaluronic acid are commonly used in anti-aging products to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin texture, and promote a youthful complexion.

04. Sun Protection

UV filters, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, are used in sunscreens and other sun protection products to protect the skin from harmful UV rays and prevent sunburn and photoaging.

05. Skin Brightening

Ingredients like hydroquinone, kojic acid, and arbutin are used in products targeted at reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and promoting a more even skin tone.

06. Acne Treatment

Ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and tea tree oil are commonly used in products designed to treat and prevent acne by reducing oiliness, exfoliating dead skin cells, and fighting acne-causing bacteria.

07. Hair Care

Cosmetic ingredients like conditioning agents (such as silicones and quaternary ammonium compounds), proteins, vitamins, and plant extracts are used in shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, and styling products to nourish, repair, and enhance the appearance of the hair.

08. Fragrance

Fragrance ingredients, both natural and synthetic, are used to add pleasant scents to cosmetic products, including perfumes, body lotions, and body washes.

09. Color Cosmetics

Pigments, dyes, and micas are used in makeup products such as foundations, lipsticks, eyeshadows, and blushes to provide color and enhance the overall appearance.

10. Preservatives

Ingredients like parabens, phenoxyethanol, and benzyl alcohol are used to prevent microbial growth and extend the shelf life of cosmetic products, ensuring their safety and efficacy.

It’s important to note that the specific ingredients used and their concentrations can vary depending on the type of cosmetic product and its intended purpose. Additionally, regulations and safety guidelines dictate the permissible use and maximum concentration of certain ingredients in cosmetics.

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cosmetic ingredients FAQ

Are cosmetic ingredients safe to use?

Cosmetic ingredients undergo rigorous testing and assessment to ensure their safety. Regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union’s Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), evaluate the safety of cosmetic ingredients before they are allowed to be used in products. However, individuals may have specific sensitivities or allergies to certain ingredients. It is always a good idea to check the ingredient list and do a patch test before using a new cosmetic product.

How can I check the ingredients in a cosmetic product?

The ingredient list is usually printed on the packaging of cosmetic products. Ingredients are listed in descending order by their concentration, with the highest concentrations listed first. This allows consumers to know what is included in the product and make informed choices based on individual preferences or allergies.

Are natural ingredients better than synthetic ingredients?

Both natural and synthetic ingredients can be used in cosmetics. The choice between natural and synthetic ingredients often depends on factors such as product formulation, stability, efficacy, and safety. Natural ingredients can have benefits, but it’s important to note that not all natural ingredients are safe, and not all synthetic ingredients are harmful. It’s essential to consider the specific ingredient, its purpose in the product, and relevant safety data to make an informed decision.

What are some common allergenic ingredients in cosmetics?

Common allergenic ingredients in cosmetics include fragrance, certain preservatives (such as parabens), specific dyes, and botanical extracts. Individuals with known allergies or sensitivities should carefully read ingredient labels and avoid products containing ingredients to which they are allergic.

Are there any regulations governing cosmetic ingredients?

Yes, regulations exist to ensure the safety of cosmetic ingredients. In the United States, the FDA regulates cosmetic products and their ingredients under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In the European Union, cosmetic ingredients are regulated under the Cosmetics Regulation, which sets out rules on labeling, safety assessment, and product claims. Many other countries have their own regulations specific to cosmetic ingredients.

Can cosmetic ingredients be tested on animals?

In many countries, including the European Union, the testing of cosmetic ingredients on animals for safety purposes is prohibited or highly regulated. The trend in the cosmetic industry is moving towards alternative testing methods, such as in vitro testing and computer modeling, to reduce or eliminate animal testing. Many companies now prioritize using cruelty-free and vegan-friendly ingredients and engage in ethical practices.

How are cosmetic ingredients manufactured?

Cosmetic ingredients can be manufactured through various processes, depending on the type of ingredient. Natural ingredients often undergo extraction methods, such as steam distillation or cold-pressing, to obtain oils, extracts, or essences from plants. Synthetic ingredients are typically produced through chemical synthesis or fermentation processes. In both cases, manufacturers follow strict quality control standards to ensure the safety, efficacy, and stability of the ingredients.

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