In November 2005, the FDA examined the results of a survey of benzene levels in soft drinks. However, in terms of skincare, according to the research done by dermatologists at Duke University Medical Center, ascorbic acid’s “maximal concentration for optimal percutaneous absorption was 20%.” In other words, as long as we want ascorbic acid to work in our skin care products, it can’t exceed the level of 20%.

Great blog Rima….. I’ve been banging on about this stuff for years, especially when I found out that some “health products” that advocate good health have these nasties in them. The purpose of this blog is for skin care-related reviews and tips only. Let me start by telling you the reason it is important to look into this. Your information is not entirely correct, and some of it is out of context. 'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+"://";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright © 2020 | Calm and Clear | Privacy Policy | Website by HealthHosts, Post is written by Priya Malde (my sister) to raise …, When I say “unconscious bias” what do you immediately …, Over this past week I’ve had more discussions …. The cause of the worry was the presence of citric acid in the products that contained sodium benzoate. Sodium Benzoate ist ein umstrittener Inhaltsstoff, der vor allem in Kosmetik oft vorkommt. It protects their products from bacteria contamination. Of course, I know that there is some reaction at this basic level but the amounts of the reaction are minimal and therefore deemed as showing no negative effects when the fruit is eaten. For someone who claims to have a degree in chemistry, I am disappointed that E211 is described as “a chemical name”. With regards to the comment about the citric acid and ascorbic acid, that is also written in layman’s terms. I was made aware of this page by someone who had interpreted the information as meaning that sodium benzoate was banned for cosmetics in the UK. Ascorbic acid is a type of vitamin C. Among all types of vitamin C, ascorbic acid is scientifically proven to have the most outstanding skincare benefit in peer-reviewed studies. Is this a problem backed by scientific research, or is this simply an internet scare gone viral? Sodium Benzoate (Natriumbenzoat) sind die Salze der Benzoesäure und werden auf Verpackungen oft als E211 deklariert. Thank you for your comments on my blog post. This is what I set out to find out.

This was diagnosed by an NHS dermatologist a few years ago amongst other things but no follow up advice was given – although I have been referred once again and will be seeing them in December. My organic chemistry knowledge is sound and just, but my English writing however is not – which is what seems to be what is in question here. I'm on a mission to help you make informed and practical decisions about products you buy. The disparity between the IUPAC nomenclature: Sodium benzoate is naturally occurring in fruits such as apples, cranberries, prunes and plums. Its use is allowed in natural/organic cosmetic products, however we do not intentionally use it.”.

As a result, all skincare products that contain ascorbic acid are supposed to be packaged. Therefore, I have removed that line. Unfortunately, many food items have both of these ingredients together as preservatives in their products. Because of the fact that citric acid and ascorbic acid are very similar, people voiced their concerns on the Internet.

Is this a problem backed by scientific research, or is this simply an internet scare gone viral? This survey generated a lot of publicity. 175.300 Resinous and polymeric coatings, Substances for Use as Components of Coatings: Sec. Britain’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has even warned parents that sodium benzoate is a primary cause of hyperactivity in children when mixed with artificial colourings.