Elixi-KON BA

  • CAS No.- 65-85-0
  • INCI.- Benzoic acid

Elixi-KON BA, Benzoic acid, is a white, crystalline solid with a sweet, aromatic odor. It is a natural substance that is found in a variety of plants, including gum benzoin, cranberries, and plums. 
Elixi-KON BA is also produced synthetically for use as a preservative active in a variety of different application areas like personal care and food. It is effective against a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and yeasts, and is often used to help prevent the growth of microorganisms and to extend the shelf life of a product.
In addition to its antimicrobial properties, Elixi-KON BA, Benzoic acid, is also used as a pH adjuster. It can help stabilize the pH of the product and improve its performance.
The efficacy of Elixi-KON BA depends on the pH value of the cosmetic formulations (pH max. 6). The efficiency is increased by reducing the pH value. Only the free organic acid form has a preservative activity.

Can be used as a standalone or in combination with other preservative agents.
Effective at pH levels below 6.0
Little impact on formulation viscosity

Recommended use concentration

Typically used at 0.3 - 0.5 %


Very soluble in alcohol, ether and different types of oils, but poorly soluble in water


AppearanceWhite powder/flakes
Assay (%)Min. 99.5

• It inhibits the development of microorganisms in cosmetics formulations
• It acts as a pH adjuster Allowed preservative active under the certification bodies NATRUE, COSMOS and Ecocert.


  • Facial cleansing wipes
  • Shampoos, hair care
  • Make up removing wipes
  • Mouthwash
  • Baby cleansing wipes
  • Skin care