Tag Archive: Methylisothiazolinone

Cosmetic preservatives and facial bacteria

An interesting study published in The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology caught my eye recently, which examined the effect on healthy facial bacteria of cosmetic preservatives. You can see an abstract summary here. The five preservatives tested were methylisothiazolinone — or MI,…
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Defending Free From … Again

‘Free From’ labelling is based on fear. So declared a cosmetics industry panel at a summit last year, as reported in Cosmetics Design Europe last month. No, we countered in response. ‘Free from’ messaging is vital to those with allergies, or…
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Prawns, Coconut and Problem Skins …

Two of my favourite food ingredients have been in my thoughts a bit lately — but not in a culinary capacity! First came a request from one of our readers: I cannot have any coconut ingredients in any body products…
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Three ingredients, three problems …

Three interesting snippets on issues that concern us have come to our attention lately … The first concerns the preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI) — a subject we have covered extensively before. Cosmetics Design Europe recently reported that Denmark has called for…
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How much ingredients information is too much?

Cosmetic Scientist Colin of Colin’s Beauty Pages has just posted a very interesting blog about an Australian brand’s particular product label. In it, he wonders about their marketing claims and imprecise use of the word chemical, but what interested us more…
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Gluten-free skincare – a mixed blessing?

A new range of gluten-free skincare has been launched by JASON, and we currently (as of May 2014) have a competition to win the complete set on our SkinsMatter.com site. We’ve already covered the issue of gluten in skincare products…
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The Allergy and FreeFrom Show North – a look back

I’m embarrassed to admit that I expected to find less knowledge of and interest in ‘free from’ skincare at the Liverpool-based Allergy and Free From Show last weekend. I’m not quite sure why I felt like this. So many of…
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Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

If you’ve arrived at this now old post because you’re looking for products free from the preservatives methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), please see the dedicated website Methylisothiazolinone Free, which has extensive lists of safe cosmetics, make-up, household detergents, paints, pet…
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