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Benzalkonium Chloride

Benzalkonium Chloride Keeps Your Skin Clear And Clean

When you think of common household chemicals or skin care ingredients, benzalkonium chloride is probably not the first one that comes to mind, if it even comes to mind at all. However, this antiseptic chemical is used in all kinds of everyday products, from disinfectants to facial cleansers like VIVITÉ It keeps your skin clean and clear of breakouts, and offers many benefits when it is used in moderation.

Benzalkonium chloride

(BAC) is essentially used to stop the development of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. BAC has antiseptic and disinfectant properties, and can also be used as a detergent. The chemical's effectiveness at inhibiting the growth of bacteria is what makes it so popular in skin care products. Bacteria can cause skin problems like eczema, acne, cellulitis, and rosacea. BAC can help your skin not only look and feel more flawless and bright, but also be actually healthier. This chemical can also prevent infections from growing or spreading. If you have anything from a facial scrape to a popped pimple, BAC will help prevent infection. If you already have an infection, BAC will help treat it and prevent it spreading further.

Despite all these benefits, BAC should be used sparingly. As with any antibacterial product, excessive use of this chemical may help bacteria become more resistant to it over time. Studies have indicated that BAC may be a skin and respiratory allergen, and in large amounts, this chemical is known to be toxic to humans. People with weak immune systems or severe allergies may want to use BAC sparingly, and pay close attention to their reactions to using it.

Benzalkonium chloride is an incredibly effective disinfectant and antiseptic, which is why it is commonly used in first aid and cleaning products. Facial care products that use the correct amount of BAC can offer you a great defense against bacteria as well as a powerful treatment against any infection that has already set in. As long as you are monitoring your reaction to the product and using it in reasonable amounts, BAC will keep your skin healthy and clean.