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If it doesn’t “go bad” over time, it’s not good

Would you eat a banana that looks the same no matter how old it is? I don’t think so! No one would. But yet when it comes to skincare products, no one thinks how that product has such a long shelf life. What has been added? Why doesn’t it go bad?

Methylisothiazolinone

This Week’s Toxic Chemical

Methylisothiazolinone is also written on labels as: Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Neolone 950 preservative, OriStar MIT, Methylisothiazolinone and Microcare MT. You may not find this offender on labels as frequently as you use to, not because it may be harmful, but because of its reputation of not playing well with other chemicals.

Methylisothiazolinone is commonly used as a synthetic cosmetic preservative and is recognized as one of the most well-known contact allergens.

A preservative is an additive used to protect against decay, discoloration, or spoilage. That doesn’t sound so alarming until you start to look into what else this preservative does.

  • What is it doing to you and your health?
  • What are the risks?
  • If it’s a toxic chemical, how can it be put into skincare products?

 

What Doesn’t Kill You

These are the questions we should be asking. Contrary to popular belief, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have the authority to assess, monitor or regulate the cosmetic industry. Thousands of toxic chemicals are allowed to be used. This being said it is in a cosmetic/skincare manufacturers best interest to produce a product that does not harm you. However, the cumulative long-term effects of these chemicals are still unknown. The saying what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger doesn’t apply to your skincare products.

Commonly used in the following products:

  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hairspray
  • Makeup removers
  • Body Lotion
  • Mascara
  • Sunscreen

 

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