Plantaserv E DIY Cosmetic Preservative ~30 grams


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Plantaserv E is a cosmetic preservative offering you broad based protection against bacteria, yeasts and mould fungi. It is a unique formulation with multi functional actions, offering the consumer many beneficial uses in their cosmetic manufacturing procedures.


Features: It is made up of a combination of phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin.


The chemical compound phenoxyethanol is a preservative and can be found naturally in green tea and chicory. Ethylhexylglycerin is a conditioning agent and preservative. 


Appearance: Clear colourless liquid


Odour: Characteristic


Viscosity: Medium


Solubility: It is soluble in water and alcohol bases.


100g of water at 20° C dissolves 1g of Plantaserv E


Storage: Store in original container at room temperature


Usage: Use up to 1%


The recommended percentages are individual to the sensitivity of the product to microbial contamination, the choice of raw materials used and product hygiene.



It is a multi-purpose cosmetic preservative.

It is cost effective.

It is a broad spectrum preservative suitable for clear, transparent gels.

It is fast acting often within a few hours and is suitable for products containing raw materials. Products containing natural raw ingredients have a higher risk of microbial contamination, Plantaserv E has demonstrated to quickly dissolve this concern.

It is very stable to hydrolysis, temperature and pH.

It is best suited to products with a pH range up to 12.



Cleansing creams

Hair products

Make up products



Nail polishes

Lip products

Bath preparations


Applications: A preservative for cosmetic manufacturing.


Note:   The only way to be sure that your preservative system is working in your product is to carry out micro testing.  While we are happy to pass on information and make theoretical recommendations of how to get the best out of our ingredients we can make no guarantees without this testing.  There are two levels of test that a microbiological lab will do - one is a micro count which gives you a 'moment in time' look at the cleanliness of your formula and may also characterise the microbes present.  The second is a Preservative Efficacy Test or PET. This is highly recommended as it tests how your product performs over time when it is challenged by microbes.   You are legally required to market and sell products that are safe and microbial stability is an important part of that.


Do not consume. For external use only. Keep away from children and eyes

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