Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexglycerin

  • Preservative
INCI Phenoxyethanol EHG [Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin]
  • Broad spectrum natural preservative
  • Provides protection against bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Can be used in O/W, W/O emulsions, anhydrous and some water-based products
  • Effective across a wide range of pH values
  • Not heat sensitive
  • Paraben Free and Formaldehyde free.
Type Naturally Derived
Kind Preservative
Also Called
  • Phenoxyethanol EHG
  • Plantaserve E
  • Euxyl PE 9010
  • Preservative 12
Optimal pH 3 to 12
Usage Guidelines 0.5% to 1%
Formulation Stage Cool Down phase
Form Clear, colourless liquid
Scent Very mild odour
Solubility Oil soluble & glycol soluble, limited solubility in water
Derived From Cinnamic aldehyde or cinnamic alcohol and glycerine

What is Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin

Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin in a broad spectrum preservative blend that provides protection against bacteria, yeast and mold for cosmetic products. It is most suitable for emulsion products such as creams and lotions, as well as anhydrous products and some water based products like toners. Phenoxyethanol preservative blends are more effective in aqueous solutions than using phenoxyethanol by itself, and are generally recommended over the former for water-based products. Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin is paraben-free, formaldehyde-free and vegan.