Ethylhexylglycerin or Ethyl hexyl glycerin, is a glyceryl ether. It is derived from biodegradable glycerin that can be derived from animal sources, but is primarily obtained from plant sources such as palm or soy. It is an emollient solvent with antimicrobial activity and is a cosmetic ingredient that is used in skincare products.
|Slightly soluble in water
|Density (At 25°C)
|0.20 % max.
It has been observed that ethylhexylglycerin can induce dermatitis and skin irritation at greater doses or in individuals with a preexisting skin problem or sensitive skin.
Q. What is the combination of phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin used for?
Phenoxyethanol with Ethylhexylglycerin is a preservative for liquid cosmetics. The addition of ethylhexylglycerin alters the interfacial tension at the microorganism cell membrane, hence enhancing the preservation activity of phenoxyethanol.
Q. Is ethylhexylglycerin a paraben?
Ethylhexylglycerin is a biodegradable preservative and is used as a substitute to parabens.
Q. Is ethylhexylglycerin alcohol?
Ethylhexylglycerin is an ether.
Q. Is ethylhexylglycerin natural?
It is a preservative that is derived from natural sources.
Q. Is ethylhexylglycerin safe for skin?
Because of its performance as a contact allergen, ethylhexylglycerin is not safe. Products containing this chemical are more likely to affect people with sensitive skin or who already have a skin issue.