ABSTRACT: Ethylhexylglycerin is a multifunctional cosmetic ingredient with good deodorising and skin care properties. Several benefits make it very well applicable in different types of cosmetic products. Two main properties of the ethylhexylglycerin – the deodorising efficacy and the efficacy improvement of cosmetic alcohols - will be described. The deodorising efficacy has been proven in sniff tests against triclosan, a widely-used deodorant active. The boosting properties of the antimicrobial activity of several alcohols and glycols will be described exemplarily for phenoxyethanol and pentylene glycol.