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Harmful products

  • 1,4-Dioxane: possible carcinogen
  • Boric acid: irritant to eyes and respiratory tract, possible effects on development and reproduction
  • Benzyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol: eye irritant, skin sensitizer (isopropyl alcohol)
  • Aluminium: neurotoxic, skin sensitizer
  • Bronopol (2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-2,3-Diol): eye irritant, skin sensitizer
  • Iodoproponyl butylcarbamate: possible carcinogen, skin sensitizer
  • Butylhydroxy anisole (BHA) et butylhydroxy toluene (BHT): possible carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, BHA possibly toxic to reproduction
  • Ceteareth: possible carcinogen (may contain 1,4-dioxane)
  • FD&C dyes: carcinogenic, skin sensitizer, photosensitizer and mutagenic
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats): irritant to the skin and respiratory tract
  • Titanium dioxide: possible carcinogen, irritating to eyes and respiratory tract
  • DMDM Bis(hydroxymethyl)-1,3 dimethyl-5,5 hydantoin: skin irritant, skin sensitizer (may release formaldehyde)
  • Formaldehyde: carcinogenic, eye and respiratory irritant, respiratory sensitizer
  • Hydroquinone: possible carcinogen (confirmed in animals), mutagenic effect, eye and respiratory irritant, skin sensitizer
  • Heavy metals (as impurities): the main heavy metals present in products (arsenic, mercury, lead, etc.) can have different toxic effects on humans. Can be neurotoxic, endocrine disruptors, carcinogenic and have developmental effects
  • Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone: skin and respiratory sensitizers
  • Nitrosamines: possible carcinogens
  • Nonylphenol: irritant to skin, eyes, respiratory and digestive tracts, skin sensitizer
  • Oxybenzone: allergen, photosensitizer
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Perfumes: allergens
  • PEG (polyethylene glycol) : irritant to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract, may be composed of carcinogenic agents
  • Phenylenediamine: toxic to the respiratory tract and kidneys (renal failure), skin irritant and sensitizer (may cause contact dermatitis).
  • Phtalates: possible irritant for skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • Propylene glycol: allergen, irritant
  • Silica: possible carcinogen, irritating to eyes and respiratory tract
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate: irritant, may cause contact dermatitis
  • Selenium sulfide: possible carcinogen, possible eye irritant
  • Talc: possible carcinogen, irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • TEA, DEA et MEA: possible carcinogens (by production of nitrosamines)
  • Toluene: irritant to skin and eyes, neurotoxic, potentially toxic to the respiratory tract and development
  • Triclosan et Triclocarban: endocrine disruptors