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Prohibited, Restricted Ingredients

Prohibited, Restricted, and more…

FDA legally prohibited the following ingredients in cosmetic products.

Prohibited

  • bithionol

  • chlorofluorocarbon propellants

  • chloroform

  • halogenated salicylanilides, di-, tri-, metabromsalan and tetrachlorosalicylanilide

  • methylene chloride

  • vinyl chloride

  • zirconium-containing complexes

  • prohibited cattle materials

and more….

  • benzalkonium chloride

  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)

  • coal tar hair dyes and other coal tar ingredients, such as aminophenol, diaminobenzene, and phenylenediamine

  • DMDM hydantoin and bronopol

  • formaldehyde

  • ingredients listed as “fragrance”

  • hydroquinone

  • methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone

  • oxybenzone

  • parabens, propyl, isopropyl, butyl, and isobutylparabens

  • PEG/ceteareth/polyethylene compounds

  • petroleum distillates

  • phthalates

  • resorcinol

  • retinyl palmitate and retinol (vitamin A)

  • toluene

  • triclosan and triclocarban


FDA legally restrict but can use the following ingredients

Restricted

  • hexachlorophene

  • mercury compounds

  • sunscreens used in cosmetics

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