Origin: Phenoxyethanol is produced by the hydroxyethylation of phenol in the presence of alkali-metal hydroxides or alkali-metal borohydrides. Sorbic acid is produced synthetically by aldol condensation of acetaldehyde to form crotonaldehyde which is then reacted with ketene to form.
Also Known As: Phenoxyethanol and sorbic acid
Overview: Phenoxyethanol SA is a universal broad-spectrum preservative. It is a blend of Blend of phenoxyethanol (50.5-54.5%), caprylyl glycol (40-44%), and sorbic acid. It (5.0-7.5%). It extends the shelf life of personal care products and provides emolliency to finished products.
- Skin care products
- Hair care products
- Sun care products
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.75% to 1.50%