Origin: Benzylalcohol is produced naturally by many plants and fruits but is manufactured synthetically for commercial purposes. It is prepared by the hydrolysis of benzyl chloride using sodium hydroxide. Dehydroacetic acid is produced synthetically by base-catalysed dimerization of diketene.
Also Known As:
Benzylalcohol dehydroacetic acid
Overview: Benzylalcohol DHA is a naturally-occurring and synthetic ingredient that consists of the aromatic alcohol benzylalcohol, dehydroacetic acid, and water. It is often used as a solvent and preservative. It can also serve as a viscosity-decreasing ingredient in formulas.
- Skin care products
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Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.2% to 0.8%