Sodium Benzoate

Our database has 1833 products that contain Sodium Benzoate.

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Sodium Benzoate is a preservative.

Sodium Benzoate is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 16.96% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Masking, Preservative

At a glance

Here's our breakdown of what exactly Sodium Benzoate is, what it's benefits are, and what it's concerns are.

Where it's used

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

It is currently used 15100 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.

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.