Doctor insights on:
What it the safety profile of phenoxyethanol as a preservative? Can I use skin care product containing phenoxyethanol if I am breastfeeding?
It's probably ok: But how about you just get products that are totally safe? I love the environmental working group's website for finding safe products and for evaluating the safety of the ones you have. Here's the page for phenoxyethanol: http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ingredient/704811/phenoxyethanol/. It says it is low to moderate in toxicity. ...Read more
I use skincare and makeup with phenoxyethanol. Should i worry if my 17 months baby brush/touch my face and puts it into his mouth?
ETG test: Is there a list of pers. care ingredients that cause/yield incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products? Is Phenoxyethanol one?
Don't know of a list: but phenoxyethanol would not be on it in any case. Ethanol is NOT absorbed through intact skin, and in this product, the ethanol is complexed with a benzene ring that does not allow it to become free. Only alcohol containing mouthwashes that are swallowed, and skin sanitizers that are inhaled can cause positive ETGs. If a sensible cut-off (250-500 ng/ml) is used, this eliminates most of them. ...Read more
Is Cerave moisture cream for toddler with eczema safe? Her dr. recommended it.. but I noticed ingredients such as: phenoxyethanol and propyl paraben?
I have so many pimples on my face is adapalene, clindamycin and phenoxyethanol gel can help me to get rid of pimples.......Please suggest me..Plz?
Yes : One at a time, with basic guidance from your pmd. ...Read more
Phenoxyethanol: Do you mean "phenoxyethanol?" according to a warning by the fda of 2008 "phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants". ...Read more
Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more