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Ingredient Watch List: Methylisothiazolinone, the Toxic Ingredient That Could Cause Nerve Damage

Also called MIT, this ingredient is often found in antibacterial products. Unlike some synthetic chemicals, however, this one isn’t just a mild skin irritant. A recent study found the chemical…

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Ingredient Watch List: Toluene—It May Be Present Even in So-Called “Toxic-Free” Polishes

A recent study by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) found that even exclusive nail salon polishes labeled as being “toxin-free” contained one of the so-called “toxic trio”—formaldehyde,…

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Ingredient Watch List: Cocamide DEA

This week the ingredient we’re investigating is Cocamide DEA. This is an ingredient that you often come across in a lot of common skin and hair care products. Cocamide DEA…

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