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Are Green People products phenoxyethanol free?

08/10/2018 by Charlotte

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Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that does occur in nature, for example in the seeds of some citrus fruits. For commercial use it is synthesized as the cost of extracting it from natural sources would be too high both in terms of financial cost and valuable food source.

Phenoxyethanol is very well tolerated and we are not aware of any reports of adverse effects from its use in cosmetics and personal care products. It also biodegrades readily and has minimal adverse effect on the environment. Phenoxyethanol is on the list of preservatives permitted by Soil Association and Organic Food Federation for use in cosmetic products.

We currently only use Phenoxyethanol in one formula which is our Day Solution SPF15 as this particular formulation has some specific preservation issues meaning that it needs a stronger preservative than most of our products. We are currently in the process of reformulating that product ready for a relaunch, by which time we will be selling entirely phenoxyethanol-free products.

Take a look at our phenoxyethanol-free products

Gentle Cleanse & Make-up Remover 150ml

Gentle Cleanse & Make-up Remover 150ml

Soothing cleanser & make-up remover for all skin types

Fruit Scrub Exfoliator 50ml

Fruit Scrub Exfoliator 50ml

A natural exfoliator to deeply cleanse all skin types

Vita Min Fix 50ml

Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream 50ml

A 24-hour anti-ageing moisturiser to boost skin hydration and reduce wrinkles

Anti Ageing Facial Oil 30ml

Anti Ageing Facial Oil 30ml

A luxuriously light anti-ageing oil with a silky skin feel that won't block pores


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