Researchers call for the manufacturers of absorbent hygiene products, eg tampons, panty liners and sanitary pads, to disclose the presence of any sensitising fragrances as they may cause an allergic reaction in susceptible individuals

In January 2020 researchers from Belgium published the results of their study to assess whether absorbent hygiene products contained sensitising fragrances. The researchers stated that sensitising fragrances, which can cause … Read more

Oxybenzone

Oxybenzone is known by many names including (2-Hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-phenylmethanone, benzophenone-3, and 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone. It may be found in sunscreens, facial moisturizers, lip balm, lipstick, anti-aging creams, hair conditioners, hair spray, nail polish … Read more

Octocrylene

Octocrylene is known by many names including 2-Ethylhexyl 2-cyano-3,3-diphenyl-2-propenoate, 2-Ethylhexyl 2-cyano-3,3-diphenylacrylate, UV Absorber-3, 2-Propenoic acid,2-cyano-3,3-diphenyl-,2-ethylhexyl ester and octocrilene and is found in many cosmetic products including sunscreen, lip balm, face … Read more

Octinoxate

Octinoxate is known by many names including octyl methoxycinnamate, ethylhexylmethoxy cinnamate, escalol, neo heliopan, etc and is found in many skin and cosmetic products, including makeup foundation, hair dye, shampoo, … Read more

p-phenylenediamine

Health concerns of the product

Overall hazard :    Moderate to high

Cancer:  Low

Developmental and reproductive toxicology:  Nil

Allergies and immunotoxicology:  Low to moderate

Use restrictions:  Low to moderate

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