Aako Po, known under the trade name Octopirox®, is a high purity Piroctone Olamine
Piroctone Olamine is known for many years as an excellent anti-dandruff agent. More recently it has been discovered that Aako PO has a much broader protection range against all kind of microbiological species. It is now also used in many preservative formulations at neutral pH. Combining Aako PO with for example Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerine or other preservative boosters gives strong preservation of your cosmetic, deodorant or sun screen formulations.
Typical use level is only 0.05- 0.2 %.
It is generally considered safe, non-irritating and non-allergenic.
Stored under dry conditions in tightly closed dry containers, protected from light. Shelf life of at least 2 years under appropriate conditions of storage.