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Benzyl salicylate

* A clear, colorless liquid with a floral aroma.

Primarily used as a fragrance additive, and secondarily as a UV light absorber. Can be found in a variety of cosmetic products such as perfume/cologne, hair dye, moisturizer, sunscreen, bubble bath and cleanser.

* A clear, colorless liquid with a floral aroma.

Functions:

Primarily used as a fragrance additive, and secondarily as a UV light absorber. Can be found in a variety of cosmetic products such as perfume/cologne, hair dye, moisturizer, sunscreen, bubble bath and cleanser.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

This ingredient has been known to cause dermal irritation. The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has restricted its use in fragrances because of the potential sensitization and allergic reactions. In Europe, it is listed as an “allergenic” substance and the European Cosmetics Directive requires OTC leave-on products to indicate its presence, even at concentrations of .001%.

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