Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.
Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.
Phenoxyethanol is a common cosmetic ingredient, with about 44.96% of the products in our database containing it.
Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
What it does:
At a glance
Here's our breakdown of what exactly Phenoxyethanol is, what it's benefits are, and what it's concerns are.
Where it's used
Phenoxyethanol is most often found as ingredient number 20 within an ingredient list.
Of the 7 products in our database that have a known concentration of Phenoxyethanol, we've seen concentrations from 0.2% to 2% specified within their ingredient lists.
It is currently used 51117 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.
These are the categories of products that use Phenoxyethanol the most:
Popular Products That Contain Phenoxyethanol
- CosIng ID: 36522
- INCI Name: PHENOXYETHANOL
- EC #: 204-589-7
- Ph. Eur. Name: phenoxyethanolum
- All Functions: Preservative