Sodium Benzoate is listed as a nasty in our pocket guide when used for food. But why then do we allow it in our cosmetics? The amount of sodium benzoate used in cosmetics is much smaller than in food as a preservative. Furthermore, the molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin. This preservative has been allowed by Ecocert; the Soil Association and BDIH. It has been ranked by the EWG as having a low risk of 1. BUT there are reports circulating on the internet that warn against usage of the preservative even in cosmetics. We believe it is still one of the safer preservatives, but as always, we wanted you to be in the loop. The choice is yours to make.
Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil*, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Melaleuca Viridiflora (Niaouli) Oil*, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Leaf Oil*.
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