Benzyl Benzoate

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Benzyl benzoate is a synthetic chemical that is considered to be a low hazard for health, although a small percentage of people can be sensitive to this ingredient on their skin. While it is a best-in-class chemical and among the safest available for this particular function, we consider this an area for safer chemistry innovation.

Benzyl benzoate is an organic compound created with benzyl alcohol and benzoic acid. It occurs naturally in some blossoms, and has a slight sweet fragrance. In perfumery, it is often used as a fixative.

 

While it is a best-in-class chemical and among the safest available for this particular function, we consider this an area for safer chemistry innovation.

INCI Name Benzyl Benzoate
Role Fragrance
EWG Rating 6 - 6
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