Thursday, October 21, 2010
It has good activity against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria as well as yeast, and is generally paired up with another preservative - a quaternium, benzoic acid, or parabens to increase the fungal fighting abilities. It is compatible with non-ionic ingredients and proteins.
With an effective pH range of 3 to 8.5, it's suitable for all our products, and it can be added to any phase of our product creation as it is stable in higher temperatures. Interestingly enough, phenoxyethanol can be used as a fragrance fixative, so adding it to our products will help extend the life span of our products as well as the life span of our lovely scents!
You can find phenoxyethanol in Optiphen (combined with capryl glycol), Optiphen ND (combined with benzoic acid and dehydroacetic acid), Phenonip (parabens), Liquipar Optima (parabens), and Liquipar PE (parabens).