Phenoxyethanol 500 ml

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Phenoxyethanol 500 ml


Phenoxyethanol is a multi-purpose, very widely used cosmetic preservative, known for its efficiency in controlling microbial growth and thereby extending the shelf life of a wide array of personal care and cosmetic products. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a mild, pleasant floral rose note odor. Phenoxyethanol is often used as an alternative to parabens and is compatible with a broad range of cosmetic ingredients. Our Phenoxyethanol comes in a convenient 500 ml bottle, perfect for making your beauty formulation at home and ensuring that your homemade products remain safe and functional.

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Technical Details:

CAS: 122-99-6
INCI: Phenoxyethanol
Appearance: Transparent liquid
Odor: Floral, rose note
Country of Origin: USA


Preservative Effectiveness: Phenoxyethanol is highly effective against bacteria, yeast, and mold growth in cosmetic products. It provides safety for the formulation from contamination and consequently extends its shelf life.

Broad Compatibility: Phenoxyethanol is compatible with a wide range of cosmetic ingredients, making it quite versatile in preserving different formulations such as creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and serums.

Mild and Non-Irritating: Phenoxyethanol is generally well-tolerated by the skin and is considered a mild preservative. It can, therefore, be used for products intended for sensitive skin since, in comparison with some other preservatives, it has a reduced tendency to induce irritation.

Stable and Reliable: Phenoxyethanol is stable up to 85°C and retains useful activity between pH 3-10. This stability ensures consistent performance in your products under various conditions.

Solubility: Phenoxyethanol is soluble in the majority of oils and water from 0.5 - 2.67 grams per 100 grams of water, while it is miscible with propylene glycol and glycerine.

Paraben-Free Alternative: If one is looking for a paraben-free preservative, Phenoxyethanol does the trick. It makes the product safe without using controversial parabens, thus catering to the increasing consumer preference for safer, cleaner beauty products.

Phenoxyethanol 500 ml

Tips for Use:

Cosmetic Formulations: Add Phenoxyethanol to your homemade skincare and haircare formulations to act as a preservative and help prevent microbial growth. It is usually added in a concentration of 0.25-1% of the total formulation.

Mixing Instructions: Phenoxyethanol can be added during the cool-down phase of your formulation process. Mix well to ensure the best homogeneous distribution throughout the product.

Activity Enhancer: To raise its activity against yeast and mold, combine Phenoxyethanol with Potassium Sorbate, which is also available for sale at Leonardi Laboratories.

Compatibility: Phenoxyethanol is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients and can be used in both water-based and oil-based formulations. Check the compatibility of this ingredient with the other ingredients in your formulation for optimal performance.

Important Information:

Phenoxyethanol is inactivated by highly ethoxylated compounds. In surfactant solution systems, the water must be saturated with Phenoxyethanol for activity. If the level is too low, it acts as a nutrient for bacteria.


Phenoxyethanol must be used only in the recommended concentration for safety and efficacy.
- Avoid contact with children and pets. It is recommendable to store it in a cool, dark place to preserve the product stability and efficacy.
- For external use only, do not ingest.

You can be sure that your cosmetic creations will be safe for many years with our premium quality Phenoxyethanol. This preservative is trustworthy and effective in the preservation of freshness and stability of products, free from harmful microbial growth, and should, therefore, be included in your formulations for DIY beauty products.


Brand Leonardi Laboratories
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.130m
Shipping Height 0.170m
Shipping Length 0.070m
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