INCI: Benzalkonium chloride

What is Benzalkonium chloride?

It is quarternary ammonium, synthetic compound. Its proven antimicrobial action is because it disrupts bacterial cell wall and causes leakage of the contents.

Use & Benefits

It is primarily used as an antimicrobial agent, in eye preparation. According to research, above a certain percentage, when quarternary benzalkonium chloride may produce an allergic reaction. It is also used as surfactant.