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What-it-does: preservative


It’s pretty much the current IT-preservative. It’s safe and gentle, but even more importantly, it’s not a feared-by-everyone-mostly-without-scientific-reason paraben.

It’s not something new: it was introduced around 1950 and today it can be used up to 1% worldwide. It can be found in nature - in green tea - but the version used in cosmetics is synthetic. 

Other than having a good safety profile and being quite gentle to the skin it has some other advantages too. It can be used in many types of formulations as it has great thermal stability (can be heated up to 85°C) and works on a wide range of pH levels (ph 3-10). 

It’s often used together with ethylhexylglycerin as it nicely improves the preservative activity of phenoxyethanol.

Products with Phenoxyethanol

About Me Red Recipe Cleansing Milky Balm Beautyfrizz Mother Of Pearl Wipes Shiseido Waso Color-Smart Day Moisturizer Spf30 Spa Salonnepro AHA Cleansing Gel Votre Peau Bare It All Facial Make Up Remover Votre Peau Skin Care Collagen Booster Night Cream AOA Studio Glazed High Shine Lipgloss Adleesya Beauty Women Desiree Essential Cream (Triple Advance) Balea Wonderful Repair Übernacht Aufbaufluid Cancer Council Spf 50 Face Day Wear Moisturiser Matte Zinc Lotion Celeteque Advanced Anti-Aging Alcohol-Free Toner Celeteque Brightening Alcohol-Free Toner Cold Spring Apothecary Sea Clay & Charcoal - Clarity Line Cussons Baby Sensitive Wipes CÉLETEQUE DERMOSCIENCE ™ Advanced Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Ultra Hydrating Cleansing Oil Derma V10 Pure Effect Micellar Cleansing Water Doctor Babor Hyaluronic Acid Doctor Babor Pro Ceramide Concentrate Guardian Baby Care Soft Wipes (Fragrance Free) KERSTIN FLORIAN Clarifying Moor Mud Masque Mama Bear Water Baby Wipes Max Love Gloss Lip Volumoso Mensome Retinol Moon Shower Adaptogenic Spa Mist Nioxin 3D Intensive Hair Booster Pantene Pro-V Moisturizing Mist Detangler Spray RefectoCil Lash & Brow Booster Revolution x Jake Jamie Toffee Apple Face Mask SEPHORA COLLECTION Beauty Amplifier Smoothing Translucent Setting Powder Sanft&Sicher Feuchtes Toilettenpaper SeneGence Glossy Gloss Silk Soothing Gel SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel Sugar Rush Cake Butter Tamara's Sugar On The Go Exfoliator Tesco Fred & Flo Wipes The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Toner Tree of Life Beauty Vitamin C Facial Toner Truly Dew You Love Me? Jelly Face Mask Truly Beauty Heartbreaker Lip Plumping Mask Truly Beauty Starkisser Lip Plumping Mask Truly Beauty Vegan Collagen Mask Yeouth Hyaluronic Acid Serum iWhite Korea Recovery Sleeping Gel Mask life aloe vera gel 001 skincare Sebum & Redness Neutralising Water Shield ASTERWOOD NATURALS Hyaluronic Acid Serum Ada tina Depore Tonic Aesthetica cosmetics Translucent Setting Powder Artistry Anti-Wrinkle Amplifier