Sodium Benzoate

KSh 450

KSh 450

As a preservative, sodium benzoate is primarily an anti-fungal agent but also has some effectiveness against bacteria. It is soluble in water where it converts to benzoic acid, its active form, at a low pH. Benzoic acid is very pH dependent being most active at pH 3 (94%).

Sodium benzoate is used in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products where it acts as a corrosion inhibitor, fragrance ingredient besides being a  preservative.

Sodium Benzoate is often combined with Potassium Sorbate in low pH products to provide a synergistic preservative effect against yeast and mold.

INCI: Sodium Benzoate

Usage Rate:  1%

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