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High-Purity, Single-Active Preservative for Personal Care

What Is Phenoxyethanol?

Phenoxyethanol, or POE, is a preservative commonly used in personal care products, such as lotions, hair products, and baby wipes. Preservatives are essential ingredients that prevent the growth of microorganisms.

Phenoxyethanol was introduced in the 1950s and is globally approved as a safe-use preservative for personal care products. POEs protect products from microbial growth due to unintentional contamination that could be harmful to consumers.

Did You Know?

  • Phenoxyethanol occurs naturally in green tea.
  • POEs are readily biodegradable in wastewater treatment plants, as well as other water and soil environments.
  • Phenoxyethanol is suitable for vegan formulations.



NEOLONE™ PH-100 is a phenoxyethanol-based preservative from LANXESS (previously manufactured by DuPont) that provides broad-spectrum protection against a variety of bacteria in personal care products.

NEOLONE™ PH-100 is globally approved as a cosmetics preservative (CAS# 122-99-6) and has excellent stability over a broad pH and temperature range. It has low odor, is easy to use, and performs outstandingly when combined with other preservatives and fungicides.

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