Phenoxyethanol is a chemical compound used extensively in cosmetic and skincare products as a preservative. It prevents the growth of bacteria, yeast and mold to extend product shelf life and ensure safety for consumers. Phenoxyethanol is known for its broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties and is considered a safe and effective preservative when used within recommended concentrations. It’s particularly favored in water-based formulas and is often chosen as an alternative to parabens, which are another class of preservatives.
Phenoxyethanol is a synthetic chemical compound created through chemical reactions in laboratories. It's not derived from natural sources like plants or animals.
Phenoxyethanol is generally well-tolerated on skin when used within recommended concentrations.
Phenoxyethanol prevents the growth of bacteria, yeast and mold to maintain safety and extend product shelf life.
Phenoxyethanol maintains product consistency, texture and effectiveness throughout its shelf life