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Sodium Benzoate

Rating: good good
INCI name
SODIUM BENZOATE
Alternative names
Natriumbenzoat, Benzoic Acid, E 211, Sodium Benzonate
Origin
Chemical
Definition
INCI function
Preservative
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
Characteristics
  • Rating: average Can cause allergies
  • Rating: average is used in natural cosmetics
  • Rating: good Nature-identical material
  • Rating: good Prevents the development of microorganisms in cosmetics
CAS-No.
532-32-1
EINECS/EILINCS-No.
208-534-8

Studies, literature and statements on Sodium Benzoate

  • Kosmetik Lexikon, page 150

    Water-soluble preservative for cosmetic preparations, also approved for foodstuffs, E211. It is only effective in acidic areas against yeast and mould.

  • Springer Lexikon Kosmetik, page 506

    Synthetically produced preservative. Allergic reactions are possible.

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