Styrax Tonkinensis Resin Extract
The resin extract coming from a small, nice tree with white flowers living in South-East Asia. The resin has a nice sweet vanilla-like aroma (contains vanillin) and is used in perfumes as a fixative agent (it can help to slow down the evaporation of the other fragrant components making the scent more long lasting).
It contains potential allergen components benzyl benzoate and benzyl cinnamate, so it's best to avoid if you have sensitive skin.
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