What it is
Chlorophene occurs in white crystals form.
What it does
Chlorophene is a preservative that prevents bacteria from growing. When used in cosmetics, it will prolong their shelf-life, while in deodorants it cleanses skin and prevents it from developing a foul odour.
Chlorophene can be irritating.
In the European Union, Chlorophene (listed as 2-Benzyl-4-chlorophenol) can be used in concentrations up to 0.2%.