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Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl Alcohol

Origin: Benzyl alcohol is naturally produced in many plants and is found in essential oils such as jasmine, hyacinth, and ylang-ylang.It can also be synthetically produced by hydrolysing benzyl chloride using sodium hydroxide.

Also Known As: 

Phenylmethanol

Phenylcarbinol

Benzenemethanol

Overview: Benzyl alcohol is a naturally-occurring and synthetic ingredient that is often used as a solvent and preservative. It can also serve as a viscosity-decreasing ingredient in formulas.

Suggested Uses:

  • Skin care products
  • Hair care products
  • Sun care
  • Makeup products

Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.2% to 0.8%

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