Phenoxyethanol (C8H10O2)

HS Code : 29094900 | CAS NO. : 122-99-6

General description:

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative used in many cosmetics and personal care products. You may have a cabinet full of products containing this ingredient in your home, whether you know it or not. Chemically, phenoxyethanol is known as a glycol ether, or in other words, a solvent.

Application & Usage:

Phenoxyethanol is used as a perfume fixative. An insect repellent; an antiseptic. A solvent for cellulose acetate, dyes, inks, and resins. A preservative for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and lubricants. An anesthetic in fish aquaculture; and in organic


Is phenoxyethanol a paraben?

The phenoxy ethanol is proven as a safe and effective cosmetic preservative that has global approval for use in all cosmetic products. It is an alternative to parabens that keeps bacteria from multiplying on your skincare products without irritating your skin.

Is phenoxyethanol a disinfectant?

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative, used to ward off bacteria, fungi and viruses. The phenoxy ethanol is used as an antiseptic additive in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; this preservative is used before diagnostic procedures such as operations, wounds both to prevent infections and to get infected wounds from getting worse.

What is phenoxyethanol used for in skin care?

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative used in skin care cosmetic products and also as a stabilizer in perfume and soaps. It is included in skin care products as a preservative against bacterial contamination. In a wide variety of products, phenoxy ethanol is available, it effectively protects against pathogens.

Can phenoxyethanol cause an allergy?

Phenoxyethanol may cause allergic reactions and adverse effects on infants and some people. Try to avoid exposure to phenoxyethanol from infants. The phenoxy ethanol is a relatively safe preservative in regard to chronic health effects if you are not allergic.

Is phenoxy ethanol FDA approved?

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed the safety of phenoxy ethanol and approved to use this ingredient in cosmetics and as an indirect additive. The phenoxy ethanol is the most commonly used globally-approved preservative in personal care formulations. The FDA concluded that it is safe for use as a cosmetic ingredient.

Is phenoxyethanol alcohol free?

Phenoxyethanol products are considered as alcohol-free products due to the confusion between the scientist and the public. The phenoxy ethanol is actually a glycol ether that has different properties to alcohols.


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