Benzethonium chloride

Benzethonium chloride is an organic compound that aids in the mixing of skin care products. It also has antimicrobial activity that protects cosmetics and personal care products from spoilage 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients 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), benzethonium chloride is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  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. 7-31-2008.