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SODIUM BENZOATE

on May 01, 2024
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Other Names: Benzoic acid, sodium salt.

What it is: A preservative used to increase the shelf life of skincare and haircare products. It is also used in the food industry.

Mode of usage pertaining to the discussion below: Topical application in cosmetics and personal care products.

Safety Profile (Based on regional guidelines):

European Union – CIR Safe to use, as per current practice
European Union – SCCS Safe to use, as per current practice
US FDA Data unavailable
ASEAN guidelines Data unavailable

Safety in special situations:

Pregnancy Women
As per current usage/dosage guidelines, it is best to use products with this ingredient, only as guided by your physician
Nursing Mother
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided by nursing mothers based on currently available data
Babies under 2 years
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided in baby products based on currently available data
Childrens
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided by children based on currently available data
Cancer Free
Not listed as an ingredient to be carcinogenic or mutagenic based on currently available data

Environmental and Ecological Concerns:

Vegan
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Biodegradable
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Ecotoxicity
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Natural Origin
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Attributes:

Comedogenicity
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acne prone skin
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sensitive skin
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Note:

  • Sodium benzoate is not listed as an ingredient to be comedogenic or avoided by persons with acne prone or sensitive skin based on currently available data.

Conclusionconclusion
Sodium Benzoate is safe as per the current practice of use.

Referencesbook

  1. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  2. https://european-union.europa.eu
  3. https://online.personalcarecouncil.org
  4. https://ec.europa.eu
  5. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov

Disclaimer: The above information is based on ongoing toxicology research at CHOSEN®’s R&D. We will do our best to update the information as and when the latest studies are available. If you have any inputs regarding the above information, please email us at ingredients@chosenstore.in

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