Benzyl Benzoate USP/NF, Ultra Pure, GRAS Certified
Benzyl Benzoate USP/NF, Ultra Pure, GRAS Certified, Non-GMO
What is Benzyl Benzoate USP?
Name: Benzyl Benzoate
Chemical Class: Benzoic acid
Density: 1.12 g/cm³
Molar Weight: 212.25 g/mol
Appearance: Colorless Liquid
Odor: Faint Aromatic
Benzyl benzoate is both a synthetic and naturally occurring chemical used in today’s market as a fragrance ingredient / aroma compound, artificial flavor in food industry, cosmetic additive, preservative, and solvent. It is also used as a scabies or lice treatment. It is an ester of benzyl alcohol and benzoic acid.
It forms either a colorless oily liquid or solid flakes and has a weak, sweet-balsamic odor. It occurs naturally in a number of blossoms (e. g. tuberose, hyacinth). Benzyl Benzoate is a natural component of Balsam of Peru, Tolu balsam, and cinnamon essential oil.
Other uses of ultra pure benzyl benzoate include dye carrier and solvent for cellulose derivatives (helps other ingredients dissolve into a solution). It is also used as a plasticizer for polymers and cellulose. Benzyl benzoate finds application in fragrance industry. It is used in pre-fixing agent. While benzyl benzoate itself may not be listed an active fragrance ingredient. It improves the stability and odor characteristics of the main ingredients. A wide variety of personal care products contain this ingredient, including aftershave lotion, shampoo/conditioner, cleanser, perfume, moisturizer, anti-aging creams, suntan lotion and nail polish.
Today many high end and drug store brands use Benzyl Benzoate in their cosmetics and personal care formulations. Some brands include: The Body Shop, Origins, Weleda, Loccitane, Burts Bees, Burberry, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Urban Decay, Dr. Hauschka, Tarte Cosmetics, Sephora, Dolce & Gabbana, Max Factor, Olay Anti-Wrinkle Mature Skin Day Lotion, Revlon, Femme Couture, Bare Minerals, Stila, Jane, Buxom, Too Faced, Wet N Wild, Laura Gellar, Philosophy, Senna, and Sally Hansen.*
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