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.
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12-11-2014 08:38 #1
Allergies to Isothiazolinone & other chemicals
12-11-2014 09:52 #2
This was my daughter's face reaction at its worst stage. At this point we had seen GP & was referred to an allergy specialist.
We suspected sunscreen was the culprit.
She has all healed up now.
12-11-2014 09:56 #3
12-11-2014 10:11 #4
Thanks for this info snooze. Of those products you have posted so far, are they the only ones in that brand? Eg with the Huggies wipes, is just that particular type and are the normal Huggies wipes ok?
12-11-2014 11:40 #5
The only way to know for sure is to read the labels.
As I find more safe or unsafe I will post.
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