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INCI Name
Benzyl alcohol
English name
Benzyl Alcohol
CAS No.
100-51-6
CE No.
202-859-9

Origins

  • Plant
  • Synthetic

CosIng functions

  1. Perfuming
  2. Preservative
  3. Solvent
  4. Viscosity Controlling Agent

Regulation

Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, Annex III/45

Restrictions
• In solvents, perfumes and flavourings, must be used for purposes other than inhibiting the development of microorganisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product.

Regulation 1223/2009, Annex III/68

Restrictions
• The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients when its concentration exceeds:
> 0.001% in leave-on products
> 0.01% in rinse-off products

Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, Annex V/34

Use as a preservative

Maximum concentration in ready for use preparation (finished cosmetic product)
• 1.0%

IFRA Standard, 42nd amendment

Restrictions
• Category 1: 0.2%
• Category 2: 0.2%
• Category 3: 0.9%
• Category 4: 2.7%
• Category 5: 1.4%
• Category 6: 4.3%
• Category 7: 0.4%
• Category 8: 2.0%
• Category 9: 5.0%
• Category 10: 2.5%
• Category 10: no restriction
*For the cosmetic products included in the different categories, see the IFRA sheet

Specifications
• N/A

CLP Regulation 1272/2008, Annex VI/603-057-00-5

Classification
• Acute Tox. 4 (*) - Ingestion
• Acute Tox. 4 (*) - Inhalation

Pictogram, Signal Word Codes
• GHS07
• Wng: Warning

Hazard statement Codes
• H302: Harmful if swallowed
• H332: Harmful if inhaled

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