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Ethylhexylglycerin

glyceryl ether

Ethylhexylglycerin

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CAS# 70445-33-9

Ethylhexylglycerin is made most commonly using epichlorohydrin and 2-ethylhexanol as the starting raw materials.

Is Ethylhexylglycerin Faithful to Nature?

Depends.

Ethylhexylglycerin is a useful ingredient which can be used within safe concentration limits and reduces formulation reliance on harmful ingredients. It’s manufacturing process is complex and we ensure that no harmful contaminants remain in the products we list.

Benefits: Why is Ethylhexylglycerin Used?

Moisturising

Ethylhexylglycerin conditions and moisturises leaving the skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Emulsifying

Ethylhexylglycerin is an effective emulsifier allowing aqueous ingredients to blend uniformly with oil ingredients.

Preserving

Ethylhexylglycerin prevents the growth of odour causing bacteria under the arm without harming the natural microflora.

Enhancing

Ethylhexylglycerin enhances the performance of preservatives allowing formulators to use less.

Ethylhexylglycerin can be found in deodorants, foundations, moisturisers and more.

The two primary reagents (epichlorohydrin and 2-ethylhexanol) are combined in the presence of a catalyst to facilitate the reaction. The product is then purified to reduce residual contaminants using a vacuum distillation step.

Interesting Facts: Ethylhexylglycerin is used as a replacement to many nasty ingredients like parabens.

Ethylhexylglycerin is typically used in low concentrations - less than 1% in leave on products and less than 8% in rinse off products.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

Products Containing Ethylhexylglycerin

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