Hello i wanted to see if i could use Phenoxyethanol with fractionated coconut oil and kaolin clay to make blushes? i wanted to use a preservative for mold and a ingredient that wont cause the blush to oxidize. i hope i can use those together and be FDA approved. 


  • The FDA does not approve blushes or any cosmetic for that matter.

    Yes, you could use phenoxyethanol in that system. Whether it works or not is a different story.
  • Now it says 1% of phenoxyethol can be used but brcabec I make batches at a time does this mean individual? Or as a whole batch? 
  • Also is Phenoxyethol a mineral? I wanted all mineral ingredients. 
  • No it's not. Maybe you should study the ingredients you want to work with before you even think about using them.

    Phenoxyethanol isn't strong on mold btw.
  • what about Tinosan?
    Dr. Catherine Pratt
    (B.Sc with HONS I , Ph.D Analytical/Organic Chem and Microbiology), Cosmetic Chemistry IPCS)
  • Quick question.  Why would you add a preservative to a anhydrous system?  Are you trying to ensure mold prevention should the blush come into contact with water? Or are there other water soluble ingredients to be included?  Just trying to learn.  Thanks!
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