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CMIT/MIT Kathon (Preservative for DIY Skincare)


Methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT) and Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) are two widely used preservatives which are recognized safe to use in cosmetic, personal care and household products such as lotions, moisturizers, sanitary wipes, body wash, shower gels, face wash, shampoos, makeup remover, detergents, etc. It can effectively inhibit growth of variety bacteria, fungi, yeasts and various microorganisms including gram-positive and gram-negative, aerobic and anaerobic, yeasts and molds, across a wide range of product types.

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  • Wide application field especially in rinse off cosmetic products.
  • Convenient to use. This product is water soluble and can be added during at any process of production.
  • Good compatibility with various emulsifiers and surfactant.
  • Do not change products color and scent.
  • Effective against gram-positive and gram-negative, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria as well as against mold and yeast.
  • Environment friendly. No residue to discharge.
  • High stability with application of pH range from 2.0 to 9.0


  • Origin: China
  • CAS: 55965-84-9
  • Appearance:  Clear to Slight Yellow Liquid
  • Solubility: Soluble in water
  • Active Ingredient Content: >2.5%
  • Shelf Life: 24 months when stored properly
  • Storage: Tightly Sealed / Protected from direct Heat, Light and Moisture
  • Ingredients: Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone


  • Recommended usage:-
    • Personal Care/ Cosmetic: 0.05% ~ 0.1%
    • Detergent: 0.05% ~ 0.2%

Note:- Above usage is recommended.  You may perform testing to increase or decrease the ingredient percentage.  We are not responsible for your production result.


It can be used in cosmetic, personal care and household products.  It is widely used in oil-in-water, water-in-oil emulsion systems and water-soluble formulations.


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50ML, 100ML, 500ML, 1Liter


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