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Is phenoxyethanol in skin care safe?| Dr Dray

Dermatologist Dr Dray on the safety of phenoxyethanol in skin care products. What is phenoxyethanol? Is phenoxyethanol safe in skin care and hair care? Should we avoid phenoxyethanol? #skincare #skincareingredients #skincarescience

0:00 Intro
0:16 What is phenoxyethanol
1:36 Carcinogen?
1:48 Reproductive harm?
2:06 Endocrine disruptor?
2:43 Neurologic problems?
6:25 Safety summary
7:10 Who should avoid phenoxyethanol?
7:49 Rant & ramble

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