Ethylhexylglycerin is a conditioning agent and emollient that is commonly used in skin care products. Its role is to boost the anti-microbial performance of other ingredients to protect products from spoilage.

Derived from: Vegetable glycerin, mostly from coconut or palm oil


Boosts antimicrobial performance

Prevents spoilage


Vegan friendly

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Antimicrobial Ingredients as Preservative Booster and Components of Self-Preserving Cosmetic Products - 2019

Current Microbiology

Ethylhexylglycerin: A Low‐Risk, but Highly Relevant, Sensitizer in ‘Hypo‐Allergenic’ Cosmetics - 2016


Ethylhexylglycerin for a Improved Skin Feel - 2010

Semantic Scholar

In Vivo Efficacy of an Alcohol-based Surgical Hand Disinfectant Containing a Synergistic Combination of Ethylhexylglycerin and Preservatives - 2010 

Journal of Hospital Infection