INCI: Benzyl Alcohol
What is Benzyl Alcohol?
Benzyl Alcohol is an aromatic organic compound. It is a component of certain essential oils naturally found in various plants, and can also be obtained from the fermentation of sugar solutions from plants. It is one of the 26 allergens regulated by the EU.
What is Benzyl Alcohol used for?
Benzyl Alcohol can be used as a preservative due to its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties; as a solvent; as a viscosity control agent; and as a fragrance agent. It is well tolerated by the skin and has a low environmental impact.