Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives

Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives

Formaldehyde occurs widely in fruits, vegetables, meats, and your own body, as it is formed naturally in small amounts by your breakdown of food into energy. Similarly, formaldehyde releasing preservatives, such as DMDM hydantoin, release very tiny amounts of formaldehyde, just enough to keep products from spoiling, but well below safe amounts. The formaldehyde releasing preservative we use is mainly DMDM hydantoin, but we also use Imidazolidinyl urea, Diazolidinyl urea, and Quaternium-15 in a very few products where they would be disclosed on the label.

Being Safe

Using a shampoo with DMDM hydantoin is similar to the tiny amount of formaldehyde found naturally in an apple. We only use DMDM hydantoin and other formaldehyde releasing preservatives within the safe ranges permitted for use by regulatory agencies such as the US FDA and European Union.

Feeling Safe

We provide products without formaldehyde-releasing preservatives for those who prefer them. If any of our beauty products contain formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, their presence will be disclosed on the label.

Our baby diapers, wipes, and kids’ shampoos do not use formaldehyde-releasing preservatives.

You can learn more about formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasers here.