Phenoxyethanol Ethylhexylglycerin

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Phenoxyethanol Ethylhexylglycerin is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy. The addition of ethylhexylglycerin reduces the interfacial tension at the cell membrane of microorganisms and improves the antimicrobial activity. Broad spectrum effect fast-acting, often within a few hours. Ideal for the preservation of clear, transparent gels.

Features and benefits

  • strong broad spectrum efficacy
  • mild, liquid blend
  • ideal solution for transparent gels
  • stable to hydrolysis, temperature and pH
  • Excellent compatibility with salts and with pigments such as TiO2 , sulphite ions, etc. No discoloration has been detected
  • microbiome gentle
  • use levels: 0.5 – 1.0%
  • max. temperature during production: below 120°C
  • pH  between 3-12


Application & Use Areas

  • Skin Care: Creams, lotions, liquid soaps, moisturizers and cold creams
  • Sun Products: Sunscreen lotions, sprays and creams
  • Wipes: Baby wipes and facial wipes
  • Hair Care: Shampoos, conditioners and anti dandruff products
  • Raw Materials: Surfactants, shampoo blends and conditioner blends


Note:   The only way to be sure that your preservative system is working in your product is to carry out micro testing.  Whilst we are happy to pass on information and make theoretical recommendations of how to get the best out of our products in this website we can make no guarantees without this testing.  There are two levels of test that a microbiological lab will do – one is a micro count which gives you a ‘moment in time’ look at the cleanliness of your formula.  If yuo are familiar with the micro cultures you may also be able to characterise the microbes present.  The second is called a Preservative Efficacy Test or PET. This is highly recommended especially for new formulations as it tests how your product performs over time when it is challenged by microbes.   You are legally required to market and sell products that are safe,  and microbial stability is an important part of that.

Additional information

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Dimensions N/A

0.05L (50mL), 0.10L (100mL), 0.25L (250mL), 0.50L (500mL), 1.00L (1000mL), 5.00L (5000mL)

Technical Data

Technical information

CAS NUMBER 122-99-6, 70445-33-9
GRADES Cosmetic

* Where Vegan suitable means free from animal derived substances.

Similar or Equivalent to

  • Microcare PEHG (Thor Personal Care)
  • Euxyl PE 9010 (Schülke and Mayr)
  • Lexgard PE 9010 (Inolex)
  • Nipaguard® PE 9010 (clariant)
  • Verstatil® PE  Evonik