INCI

Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

What It Does

Preservative PE is a liquid, broad spectrum preservative. Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexlglycerin work synergistically to keep your products safe from bacteria, yeast and mold. It can be used in both rinse off and leave on formulations, making it the ideal preservative for your at home creations.

How It's Made

Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin are made through chemical synthesis before being distilled for purity. Vitamin E is added to ethylhexylglycerin for stabilization.

Certifications
Vegan
Vegan
Nut Free
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Non GMO
Non GMO
Made With Science
Made With Science
INCI
Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
Stabilized with Tocopherol

People and Planet

Readily Biodegradable


Country of Origin

Germany


Ingredient Origin

Synthetic


Function

Preservative


Types of Formulas

Any - even those without water


Use Level

0.6 - 1.05%


Inactivators

Do not use less than 0.6% as it will act as food to microorganisms, not a preservative.
Phenoxyethanol is inactivated by ethoxylated compounds - avoid with high levels of PEG or -ETH materials.


Color / Odor / Appearance

Colorless / Faint Aromatic / Liquid


Solubility

Limited water solubility, Moderately soluble in glycerin


Regulatory

Phenoxyethanol has a maximum 1% use level. Please follow recommended Use Level guidelines. Not recommended for use in products intended for the nappy area of children.


Storage

Store in closed container in a dark, cool place.


Shelf Life

See expiration date on Certificate of Analysis.


Warning

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use in products intended for the nappy area of children. Avoid direct contact with skin of pure ingredient. Refer to Safety Data Sheet for full precautions.


Regulatory Documents

Why It's Special

This broad-spectrum preservative is widely studied for safety on skin and works in just about any product type to keep you safe from harmful microorganisms.

Made with Science
Organic Synthesis
Organic Synthesis

Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin are independently synthesized.

Purified
Purified

The individual compounds are distilled to remove impurities.

Stabilized
Stabilized

Tocopherol (Vitamin E) is added to stabilize ethylhexylglycerin.

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