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  • Possible side effects of 1.5% CMIT:MIT in shampoo

    Posted by abdullah on November 27, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    I saw this shampoo today and on LoI it says it has 1.5% CMIT:MIT as preservative. 

    I was thinking this preservative is allowed at maximum 0.1%. so what would be the possible side effects of using shampoo with 1.5% CMIT:MIT? 
    Or am i missing something about this preservative.
    abdullah replied 2 years ago 6 Members · 10 Replies
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  • philgeis

    Member
    November 27, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    sensitization.

  • Syl

    Member
    November 27, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Garlic for strong hair?  :), I have never seen this claim before.

  • abdullah

    Member
    November 28, 2021 at 1:26 am

    @Sylthis this claim is very popular in Asia. 

  • abdullah

    Member
    November 28, 2021 at 1:27 am

    PhilGeis said:

    sensitization.

    Thanks

  • ketchito

    Member
    November 29, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    @Abdullah I believe they meant the mixture of MCI/MIT has a concentration of 1.5% (which is the usual amount of that mixture in commercial solutions). It’s a bit odd to put it that way though, but local authorities can sometimes require a bit odd things.

  • oldperry

    Member
    November 29, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Yeah, this isn’t a properly written List of Ingredients. Water is obviously the most abundant material and should be listed first. I suspect someone who knows little about labeling rules put together the list from their formula. It’s highly unlikely they would be using 1.5% of this preservative. Especially when 0.02% is usually enough.

  • abdullah

    Member
    November 30, 2021 at 1:18 am

    ketchito said:

    @Abdullah I believe they meant the mixture of MCI/MIT has a concentration of 1.5% (which is the usual amount of that mixture in commercial solutions). It’s a bit odd to put it that way though, but local authorities can sometimes require a bit odd things.

    Yeah. It may be so because this is a Big brand here and produces even there bottle and caps by themselves. 

  • abdullah

    Member
    November 30, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Perry said:

    Yeah, this isn’t a properly written List of Ingredients. Water is obviously the most abundant material and should be listed first. I suspect someone who knows little about labeling rules put together the list from their formula. It’s highly unlikely they would be using 1.5% of this preservative. Especially when 0.02% is usually enough.

    Thanks

  • zetein

    Member
    November 30, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Does it smell like garlic?

  • abdullah

    Member
    November 30, 2021 at 1:31 am

    zetein said:

    Does it smell like garlic?

    No ;)

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