Used with care
A fungicide and bactericide predominantly used as a preservative in cosmetics. Clinical tests have shown little to no evidence regarding the ingredient's toxicity and potential for irritation. It is often described as the mildest preservative.
EWG score: The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.