Chemical...what chemical? June 27 2014, 0 Comments


Did you see the program on 'A Current Affair' last night (26.06.14)- "The skincare ingrediant (sic) that could harm you" ? It was referring to a sunscreen that had caused a skin reaction to a instant burning sensation on application. The ingredient suspected of causing the reaction was Methylisothiazolinone- which a suspected 16% of the population now has an allergic response to. 

Methylisothiazolinone is used as a preservative in products. It's a suspected mutagenic neurotoxin- chemically similar to Agent Orange- that's 100% absorbed through the skin...but just happens to be an effective antibacterial compound that extends the shelf-life of a product. It's surprising that ONLY 16% of the population have developed a sensitivity to it!

How can it be allowed for a manufacturer to put this ingredient in a personal care product- indirectly allowing consumers to put it into their bodies? We assume that our products are safe for our use...they're not! It takes just 26 seconds for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream.

Read those ingredient labels on products. Many supposedly healthy, natural & organic products contain Methylisothiazolinone as a preservative- often used in combination with the the equally skin irritating Methylchloroisthiazolinone...including many baby wipes! Become aware...make an informed choice & reject them!