Phenyl ethyl alcohol (PEA) is a natural and multifunctional ingredient with a pleasant floral odor.
Due to its excellent antimicrobial properties Phenyl ethyl alcohol (PEA) is used in cosmetics as a preservative booster to reduce traditional preservative use. Contrarily to organic salt preservatives which require a low pH for optimum action, Phenyl ethyl alcohol (PEA) is pH independent. It is efficient in a broad pH range and heat stable. For this reason, it can be used in all kinds of products in cosmetics and perfumery, as a deodorant active and for alternative preservation. Phenyl ethyl alcohol (PEA) is soluble in water and in most organic solvents.
Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life is 24 months.
Health & Safety
Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).