Phenoxyethanol / 2-Phenoxyethanol is a versatile product that acts as a preservative in a wide range of personal care and cosmetic products. Its powerful antimicrobial properties effectively protect against the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi, providing long-lasting shelf life to your products. This makes it a reliable choice for maintaining the quality and safety of your cosmetic formulations.
Ethylene Glycol Monophenyl Ether
2-Hydroxyethyl Phenyl Ether
CAS Number: 122-99-6
Chemical Formula : C₈H₁₀O₂
Average Molar Mass: Approximately 138.16 g/mol
Density: Approximately 1.110 g/cm³
Appearance: Phenoxyethanol is a colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Odor: It has a mild, characteristic odor.
Applications and Uses:
Phenoxyethanol is commonly used as a preservative in cosmetics, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals to prevent microbial contamination and extend product shelf life.
It is utilized as a stabilizer in perfumes and fragrances.
Phenoxyethanol finds application in the formulation of various skincare products, including lotions, creams, and serums, due to its skin-friendly properties.
In the industrial sector, it is used as a solvent for inks, dyes, and resins.
Phenoxyethanol is also employed in the manufacture of perfumes, disinfectants, and antiseptics.
It serves as a fixative in the formulation of some insect repellents and sunscreen products.
Storage and Handling Guidelines:
Store phenoxyethanol in a cool, well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
Keep containers tightly closed to prevent evaporation and contamination.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling the product, including gloves and safety goggles.
Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact and inhalation of vapor or mist.
Follow all safety and storage instructions provided on the product's safety data sheet (SDS).
Phenoxyethanol is generally considered safe when used as directed in cosmetic and personal care products. However, it should be used in accordance with regulatory guidelines and within recommended concentration limits.
Prolonged or excessive exposure to phenoxyethanol may cause skin irritation and, in rare cases, allergic reactions. In case of skin contact, wash with soap and water.
Inhalation of vapor or mist may cause respiratory irritation. Use in a well-ventilated area or wear respiratory protection if necessary.
Phenoxyethanol is not intended for ingestion. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention.
Follow all safety guidelines and recommendations provided in the product's safety data sheet (SDS).
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