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Benzalkonium Chloride

Our database includes 120 products that contain Benzalkonium Chloride.

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Benzalkonium Chloride is a preservative. It can cause irritation and worsen eczema.

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Benzalkonium Chloride is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Antimicrobial, Preservative

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Normal

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Dryness • Dullness • Wrinkles

Where it's used

Benzalkonium Chloride is most often found as ingredient number 16 within an ingredient list.

Of the 5 products in our database that have a known concentration of Benzalkonium Chloride, we've seen concentrations from 0.1% to 0.13% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Benzalkonium Chloride the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 32129
  • EC #:  264-151-6 / 269-919-4 / 270-325-2 / 287-089-1
  • Ph. Eur. Name: benzalkonii chloridum
  • All Functions: Antimicrobial, Antistatic, Deodorant, Preservative, Surfactant
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.