Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Allergy To Preservative Methylisothiazolinone

According to The Daily Mail Doctors are calling for a ban on the use of this preservative methylisothiazolinone. If that is the case it is in my opinion a GOOD move! 

This is one of the preservatives that I am allergic to and it is increasingly being used in so many products-skincare, shampoo, wet wipes etc.

Its does increase shelf life so you can see why it is attractive to manufacturers and also don't we as consumers love a long shelf life on our products... 

However with an increasing number of people suffering skin rashes, scaling skin, and eczema/dermatitis it does not seem to be a good way to go.....

I know for me I have to avoid anything that has Methylisothiazolinone within it and that really cuts down what is available to me to use. 

Watch this short video to see what a diagnosis of allergic to methylisothiazolinone means for us.

Quote from the Daily Mail article above: 

  • An estimated one in ten patients with eczema or dermatitis is allergic to the preservative methylisothiazolinone 

  • The chemical has been increasingly used in products since 2005 to extend their shelf life.

  • It is routinely added it to moisturisers, sun creams, shampoos  and wet wipes"

Watch this 5 minute video below to learn more about methylisothiazolinone and its effects if you become allergic to it.  

If you have had medically supervised skin patch testing that shows you are allergic to methylisothiazolinone  it is very important that you avoid it by using products that steer clear of it.