K. Weber, K. Stoffels | SOFW-Journal 141 | 04-2015
ABSTRACT: Ethylhexylglycerin is a frequently used multifunctional additive. Beside
its deodorant efficacy, it is an excellent booster of many traditional
preservatives and other antimicrobial substances. It was introduced
into the personal care market by schülke as sensiva® SC 50; a product with
outstanding quality and comprehensive safety data.
The stabilisation of ethylhexylglycerin in sensiva® SC 50 guarantees that the
high purity is maintained for the entire shelf–life of the material. This stabilisation
system has been patented by schülke. Unstabilised ethylhexylglycerin
can form unidentified impurities with unknown toxicological profiles
To maintain the reputation of integrity and safety of ethylhexylglycerin,
no material of uncertain quality or stability should be used for the formulation
of personal care products, particularly as ethylhexylglycerin is most
often used in leave-on cosmetics with extended skin contact.