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Kem EHG is a liquid preservative based on the widely accepted cosmetic preservative Phenoxyethanol boosted by the multifunctional ingredient Ethylhexylglycerin. This optimized combination provides broad spectrum protection against bacteria, yeasts & moulds to a large variety of cosmetic formulations without pH restrictions. Kem EHG represents a largely used and efficient alternative in cosmetic preservation that suit the needs of modern cosmetics for safety, efficacy, global approval without questioned ingredients.


Kem EHG is a broad spectrum preservative blend where the antimicrobial activity of Phenoxyethanol is enhanced by the boosting effect of Ethylhexylglycerin. Ethylhexylglycerin is a glyceryl ether, a multifunctional additive that is widely used to boost preservative efficacy, while adds several benefit to cosmetics as moisturizing, deodorising agent, skin feel enhancer and fragrance stabilizer. Ethylhexylglycerin decreases the surface tension on the cell membrane of microorganisms improving the antimicrobial efficacy of Phenoxyethanol. Therefore Ethylhexylglycerin boosts the performance of Phenoxyethanol and help to reduce the amount of preservative needed, optimising the safety of preservation.

  • INCI

    Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
  • Generic and alternative names

    Chemical Name: 2-Phenoxyethanol; 1,2-propanediol, 3-(2 ethylhexyloxy)

  • Claims / benefits / efficacy

    • Broad spectrum & efficient cosmetic preservation
    • Based on safe & worldwide accepted ingredients
    • Colourless & odourless liquid
    • Highly stable to pH, temperature & discoloration
    • Versatile system for many cosmetic applications
    • Reduced use levels & synergistic with other preservatives

  • Function

    • Preservative, 
    • Liquid preservative,
    • Alcohol soluble,
    • Antimicrobial
    • Anti Gram-Negative,
    • Anti Gram-Positive,
    • Anti-mold,
    • Anti-yeast
  • Application

    Kem EHG is used for the preservation of a variety of aqueous systems, emulsions and anhydrous systemsand improve the skin feel of cosmetics. Typical applications include:
    Hair care: shampoos, gels, lotions, conditioners, mousses, colourants, hair relaxers.
    Face & eye care: serums, tonics, gels, lotions, creams, cleansers, masks, oils, sticks, wipes.
    Make-up: foundations, mascaras, eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, lip glosses, powders, wipes.
    Shaving products: shaving creams, aftershave, lotions, creams.
    Body, foot & hand care: gels, lotions, creams, exfoliants, oils, wipes.
    Sun care: sunscreens, suntans, aftersuns, gels, milks, creams, oils, sprays, roll ons.
    Bath products: shower gels, bubble baths, hand-cleaners, intimate, oils, powders.
    Baby care: shampoos, bath products, lotions, creams, pastes, oils, powders, wipes.
    Wet wipes: baby wipes, hand wipes, face wipes, body wipes, feminine wipes, sun protection wipes.
    Deodorant & antiperspirants: solutions, gels, creams, pump sprays, sticks.
    Raw materials: surfactants, vegetal extracts.

  • Shelf life

    24 Months in original packaging

  • Packaging

    • Jerrycans of 5 KG
    • Jerrycans of 10 KG
    . One large pallet is 96 jerrycans of 10 KG (960 KG). One 20ft container is 10 pallets (9.6 MT)
    • Jerrycans of 25 KG. One large pallet is 48 jerrycans of 25 KG (1200 KG). One 20ft container is 10 pallets (12 MT)
    • Jerrycans of 50 KG
    • Jerrycans of 125 KG

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