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PHENOXYETHANOL

on May 01, 2024
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Other Names: 2-Phenoxyethanol, Ethylene glycol monophenyl ether, Phenyl cellosolve.

What it is: This colourless oily liquid is a preservative found naturally in some plants and can also be obtained synthetically. It also acts as an antimicrobial agent.

Mode of usage pertaining to the discussion below: Topical application in cosmetics and personal care products.

Safety Profile (Based on regional guidelines):

European Union – CIR Safe to use, as per current practice
European Union – SCCS Safe to use, as per current practice
US FDA Data unavailable
ASEAN guidelines Data unavailable

Safety in special situations:

Pregnancy Women
Safe to use, as per current data
Nursing Mother
Safe to use, as per current data
Babies under 2 years
Safe to use, as per current practice
Childrens
Safe to use, as per current practice
Cancer Free
Safe to use, as per current practice

Note:

  • Before feeding the infant, it is best to wash the nipples to avoid direct exposure.

Environmental and Ecological Concerns:

Vegan
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Biodegradable
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Ecotoxicity
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Natural Origin
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Notes:

  • You may need to check the exact product label to know if a naturally derived ingredient was used.

Attributes:

Comedogenicity
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acne prone skin
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sensitive skin
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Note:

  • During pregnancy, it may cause allergic reactions in those with sensitive skin, and it may be best to take a patch test.

Conclusionconclusion
Phenoxyethanol is safe as per the current practice of use.

Referencesbook

  1. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com
  2. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  3. https://european-union.europa.eu
  4. https://online.personalcarecouncil.org
  5. Ulrike, Bernauer & Laurent et al., (2016). SCCS.

Disclaimer: The above information is based on ongoing toxicology research at CHOSEN®’s R&D. We will do our best to update the information as and when the latest studies are available. If you have any inputs regarding the above information, please email us at ingredients@chosenstore.in

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