What It Is
Benzalkonium Chloride is an organic salt and a type of cationic surfactant.
It is used to prevent or inhibit the growth and reproduction of microorganisms in the finished products. It also functions as a foam booster.
Commonly Found In
It is used in the formulation of shampoos, personal cleanliness products, skin cleansers, skincare, eye makeup preparations and eye makeup preparations.
Causes & Effects
Benzalkonium chloride is safe to be used as a cosmetic ingredient with concentration up to 0.1% and 3% in rinse-off hair care. The greater concentration may cause skin and ocular irritation especially to those with diseased skin.
Benzalkonium (C8-C16) chloride
Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride (Benzalkoniumchloride)