Benzyl alcohol is a fragrance which has great preservative qualities. Benzyl alcohol is both naturally occurring in plants and can be synthetically prepared. Venus Skin uses only natural preservatives in our products to ensure that they are both safe and effective throughout the life of the product, so Venus Skin diligently selected benzyl alcohol derived from plant. Although the term “alcohol” is used in the name, it does not contain any ethanol. In chemistry the term alcohol is used more broadly to describe many organic compounds that share a common functional group, even though the materials themselves all behave very differently. These “alcohols” include aromatic alcohols like benzyl alcohol.
What does it do?
Benzyl Alcohol is a clear liquid that is used in Venus Skin Bio-Cellulose products as a natural preservative. In addition to serving a natural preservation function in the product, it also enhances the flavour of the product.
Is this the right option for me?
Benzyl Alcohol is considered safe for use in foods by the US Food and Drug Administration. With high use levels some people may experience irritation reactions. At Venus Skin we ensure the right dosage is used in our product range.
Is this Halal?
According to http://behalal.org/consumer/personal-care/personal-care/. “Benzyl alcohol is produced naturally by many plants and is commonly found in fruits and teas. It is also found in a variety of essential oils including jasmine, hyacinth, and ylang-ylang. It is used as a bactericide (kills bacteria) in personal care formulations and it does not cause intoxication, therefore it is classed as Halal, even though its chemical name contains the word ‘Alcohol’.