This chemical is an antibacterial and is most commonly found as a preservative in cosmetics and skin care products.


Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.

It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.

Other names you may see this preservative:
    b-Hydroxyethyl phenyl ether
    Ethylene glycol mono phenyl eth
    Euxyl K 400
    Phenoxethol Phenoxetol
    Phenyl cellosolve
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Insect repellant
Perfume fixative
Toilet tissue

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This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.