Preservative Boosters, Humectants & Solvents


  • CAS No.- 60-12-8
  • INCI.- Phenethyl alcohol

Elixi-CARE PEA is a natural ingredient, water soluble with a rose-like scent, used as a masking agent and with good antimicrobial activity. It can be found in in various essential oils, including rose, carnation, hyacinth, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, geranium and neroli. Elixi-CARE PEA has a pleasant floral odor of rose, muguet, hyacinth, spring meadow and honey.
It is a common ingredient in flavour, fragrance and perfumery. It is also used in cosmetics as a preservative booster due to its excellent antimicrobial properties to reduce traditional use as a preservative.
Elixi-CARE PEA is used as a masking agent and fragrance component with an elegant rose-hyacinth-like odor with good water solubility. It can be used in aqueous products as well as in emulsions

Contrary to organic salt preservatives which require a low pH for optimum action, Elixi-CARE PEA is pH independent. It is efficient in a broad pH range. For this reason, it can be used in all kinds of products for cosmetic and perfumery, as a deodorant active and for alternative preservation. Recommended concentration is in the range between 0.5 – 1.5 %. Please note that above 1% the rose scent will be noticeable.

Dosage level

Recommended use concentration

0.5 – 1.5 % (as preservative booster)


Soluble in water

Elixi-CARE PEA can be used in association with other preservative boosters such as Elixi-CARE PDO or with classic preservatives such as Phenoxyethanol and o-Cymen-5-ol to improve preservative systems.


AppearanceSlightly viscous transparent liquid
OdorRose like
Assay (%)99.0 min

• Water soluble
• Easy to handle
• Stable over a wide pH range
• Pleasant floral odor
• Low dosage
• Powerful antimicrobial activity From natural resources



  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Sun Care
  • Make up
  • Toiletries
  • Baby care

Natural extracts