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Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract

Also-called-like-this: Sumatra Benzoin
What-it-does: perfuming

Official CosIng Information


The resin extract coming from a nice tree with white flowers native to Sumatra in Indonesia. It's the brother of Siam Benzoin that also comes from a type of Styrax tree.

They have a similar composition but this one contains more cinnamic acid. It also contains fragrant compounds and it is used as a perfuming ingredient. It's better to avoid if your skin is sensitive.

Show me some proof

  • Phytochemical Analysis, Volume 19 (4) – Jul 1, 2008, Analytical investigation of styrax and benzoin balsams by HPLC‐ PAD‐fluorimetry and GC‐MS

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