Phenoxyethanol is a mild bactericide and a perfume fixative.
This organic, liquid chemical compound is clear and viscous with a faint rose odour (sometimes known as rose ether).
Phenoxyethanol is on the Soil Association's list of preservatives approved for use in organic cosmetics.
Phenoxyethanol is a gentle preservative that is used across a range of cosmetic products and toiletries.
It is a topical antiseptic and a bactericide, which means it can control the growth of bacteria and by killing it.