Anyone ever experience skin reactivity and other issues with the usage of PE?
A product on the market is getting more reports on “sensitivities, reactions, itchiness, etc”. It is a simple o/w emulsion with few “actives” that don’t seem to be problematic.
The preservation package is Botanistat PF-64 (INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol) at a standard usage rate.
I am running some initial experiments and swapping out the preservative package for another, with early reports of the issue seemingly going away with those who experienced it.
Obviously, this is a small-scale test and not definitive proof that the preservative is the issue, but I am just curious if Phenoxyethanol is something others might be experiencing issues with. Thank you!