Ingredients Present In Personal Care Products That Need Scrutiny

David M Lewis
2022 Advance Research in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry (AROIC)  
The title addresses an issue which I feel is pressing and I give three examples of areas which need positive action. Formaldehyde in hair cosmetics Formaldehyde is a a Class 1 carcinogen; the maximum amount permitted in a cosmetic product as a preservative is 2000ppm. It comes as a surprise that many products sold worldwide to remove artificial colour from human head hair are based on Sodium Hydroxymethane Sulphinate . This compound is a commonly used reductant in the textile industry, being
more » ... d for the vat dyeing and discharge printing of cotton. It is commonly known as Rongalit [BASF]. It functions by forming the potent sulphinate reductant in the following manner:
doi:10.54026/aroic/1008 fatcat:nzxxsh4pibh6dbddqgva34ovqy