I've started this post to hopefully try & educate people & raise awareness about the use of Isothiazolinone and it's related chemicals in skin care products.
This chemical is commonly found in baby care products, skin care products & other cosmetics. It is a known cause of skin allergies and sensitivity. Some sufferers experience a rash, skin blisters, peeling or even facial swelling. Sometimes the reaction can be misdiagnosed as nappy rash!
People are usually not sensitive initially, but due to overexposure & repeated application of a product containing the chemicals, a sensitivity develops over a period of time.
Common names to look for in products are:
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT, MI)
Chloromethylisothiazolinone (CMIT, CMI, MCI)
Octylisothiazolinone (OIT, OI)
In this thread I will be adding a list of known products that contain this ingredients and also those products that are safe.
Please feel welcome to discuss this topic and to post any pictures of your reactions, articles, unsafe or safe products that you have found.
Also If you have any questions please post, however note that you should always see your doctor or health professional for any medical advice.