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Diethanolamine (DEA)

Jun 13, 2009 12:30:41 AM

Diethanolamine (DEA) is a common wetting agent used in shampoos, skin care and cosmetics. It creates a rich lather in shampoos and produces a nice consistency in skin care. On its own, it is harmless,...

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1,4-Dioxane

Jun 13, 2009 12:29:57 AM

Ethoxylation is a chemical process in which ethylene oxide is added to fatty acids to make them more soluble in water. An example of this process is the ethoxylation of sodium dodecyl sulfate to form ...

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Phthalates

Jun 13, 2009 12:29:06 AM

Phthalates is an ingredient found in many beauty and personal care products, most notably as a carrier for fragrance ingredients. Under current FDA labelling regulations, this ingredient can often be ...

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Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)

Jun 13, 2009 12:28:05 AM

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) is commonly used in cosmetics as cleansing agents, emulsifiers, skin conditioners, surfactants.

According to a report in the International Journal of Toxicology by the cosmeti...

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Parabens

Jun 13, 2009 12:27:03 AM

Parabens are a group of synthetic preservatives commonly used in cosmetics. They are commonly found at the bottom of the ingredient listing, if one is available.

Common parabens are methylparaben, prop...

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