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Artificial Preservatives – DMDM Hydantoin / formaldehyde

DMDM Hydantoin (Formaldehyde)

Safe Cosmetics Australia explain that formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing ingredients are used in many personal care products, particularly in shampoos and liquid body soaps. These chemicals help prevent bacteria from growing in water-based products, but can be absorbed through the skin and have been linked to both skin sensitivity and cancer.  One of them is a preservative named DMDM Hydantoin which many cosmetics brands use in place of Parabens.

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