Benzyl Salicylate


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Benzyl Salicylate description

Benzyl salicylate is a volatile fragrance chemical with a sweet, floral odor used to impart scent to cosmetic products and perfumes. Applied topically, benzyl salicylate can cause negative reactions, even in small amounts. Interestingly, you can find research showing that this fragrance ingredient did not cause observable skin sensitivity under conditions of a patch test on human skin; however, this research was conducted by the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, an independent research group that’s supported by suppliers of fragrances and products that contain fragrances.

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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Not Rated