Sodium Benzoate

Our database includes 3309 products that contain Sodium Benzoate.

Community rating: Disliked

What it is


Sodium Benzoate is a preservative used in both cosmetic and food products.

Sodium Benzoate is the salt of benzoic acid. Benzoic acid is found naturally in common foods such as cinnamon, tomatoes, berries, apples, honey, mushrooms, and more.

Sodium Benzoate is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 17.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Masking, Preservative

Community Data

113 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dullness • Hormonal Acne • Redness • Acne

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Wrinkles • Dullness • Dryness • Sensitivity

Where it's used

Sodium Benzoate is most often found as ingredient number 24 within an ingredient list.

Of the 3 products in our database that have a known concentration of Sodium Benzoate, they all have a concentration of 0.3% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Sodium Benzoate the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 37735
  • INN Name: sodium benzoate
  • EC #:  208-534-8
  • Ph. Eur. Name: natrii benzoas
  • All Functions: Anticorrosive, Masking, Preservative
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.