Phenoxyethanol: An Ingredient to Avoid?

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An ingredient that I’ve noticed in a number of my personal care products in the past is phenoxyethanol.  Its relatively low hazard score (3-4, depending on usage) eased any initial concerns I might’ve had. I’ve only recently begun to research it extensively, and it’s quickly becoming  yet another ingredient I’ll steer clear of in the future.

Apparently, phenoxyethanol is a chemical preservative has become a common replacement for parabens in a lot of natural brands. It has been linked to skin irritation, hormone disruptions, and even cancer. After careful consideration, I’ve added phenoxyethanol to my ingredients to avoid list. For more a more detailed analysis of phenoxyethanol, check out this informative Truth in Aging article.

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by Dawn Grimes