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.