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Ingredient:

Benzoic acid

Benzoic acid is an organic acid used for fragrance, to adjust the pH (the acidity or alkalinity) and to preserve the quality of cosmetics and personal care products 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), benzoic acid is safe to use at the amounts present in our products 2.

References

  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  2. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table. http://www.cir-safety.org/staff_files/pdf4.pdf. 12-17-2009.