Know Your Ingredients: Chlorophene

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chlorophene

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.

Side effects
Chlorophene can be irritating.
In the European Union, Chlorophene (listed as 2-Benzyl-4-chlorophenol) can be used in concentrations up to 0.2%.

(Source: cosmeticsinfo.org)

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