Another dangerous product

BelassiBelassi Member
edited August 5 in Hair
As many of you know, I am against the use of isothiazolinones after personal experience with having both of my dogs suffer atopic dermatitis (AD) due to a shampoo containing it.
Now, I've had another case, my daughter, in her mid 30s, with scalp irritation and her hair falling out. The symptoms went away after I checked the label on the SEDAL CONDITIONER she was using, and advised her to stop using it. Yes, isothiazolinones again. I had to use a x100 eyepiece to read the label, maybe there's a reason they print it unreadably tiny... they don't want us to read it. I have begun campaigning against this product.
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  • https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/206178/contact-dermatitis/methylisothiazolinone-and-isothiazolinone-allergy

    I think targeting a company or product for using a compound that until recently was (seemingly) standard/widely accepted and generally regarded as safe is not the way to go about this. 

    Here in the US I have several comercial products containing MI and MCI. Some of which are higher-end cosmetics.

    Perhaps the efforts should be directed at educating people about these compounds, and the risk to sensitization they pose in some of the population, not turn them against one (of possibly tens of thousands) of the products containing it.

    Just my two cents.


  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    I've never been a fan of these, especially not in products for direct contact with humans & animals, and was saying so for over two decades now.
    The main issue of such allergens and not just isothiazolinones is not their chemistry but that they're often excessively used in many different products of everyday life such as washing detergents (dishes, clothes, cars, you name it), paints, lacquer, glue, fertilisers, pesticides & other agrochemicals, all kinds of industrial liquids down to the stuff used to build our houses, colour our clothes, or clean machines which process our food. I don't have actual numbers for MIT & CMI but these are produced in many million metric tons per year (guess who sells a metric ton as MOQ?). MIT, CMI and other isothiazolinones are present in nearly everything (literally nearly everything!) which contains water at some point in its production process and isn't meant for consumption such as paper and in a lot (= estimations talk of ~50%!) of materials potentially degraded by microbes such as fillings and insulation materials. It is virtually impossible to live in a halfway modern world without getting in constant contact with these chemicals and that's the main issue. No, not just for these two but for nearly every similar product and we will see exactly the same shit going down with 'modern', 'better', and more 'natural' preservatives (as of now, my bet is on caprylhydroxamic acid when it comes to cosmetics).
    At least, isothiazolinones have been regulated in cosmetics and allergy prevalence is going down slowly since that day. But, as said 'same shit, new name' is so far all humanity managed to produce in too many fields of our lives. We need to rethink the basics and not just find ways around legislations because we can cheat customers and dupe politicians but we can't cheat nature and we can't dupe biology.
  • BelassiBelassi Member
    They don't heed customer complaints, I see no other way. Give me another ten minutes and I will have set up a new group against them, on Facebook. I am pretty good at getting a lot of hits with my boosted posts.
    Cosmetic Brand Creation. Concept to name to IMPI search to logo and brand registration. In-house graphic design inc. Pantone specs. Cosmetic label and box design & graphics.
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