Benzyl Salicylate

A fragrance ingredient with a sweet, floral, and slightly balsamic scent. It is one of the twenty-six fragrances that are considered allergens according to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), and so its use is restricted.
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Benzyl Salicylate

Overview

Benzyl salicylate is commonly used as a fragrance. This colorless liquid features a faint but sweet floral scent that some describe as slightly balsamic.

This ingredient is one of the twenty-six fragrances that are considered allergens according to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), so its use levels are restricted to ensure safety for consumers.

In addition to acting as a fragrance, benzyl salicylate is also a light absorber. It absorbs light around the wavelength of 300 nanometers, which means it protects against UVB light responsible for degradation of other ingredients.