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Jan222013

Children's Product

Q. Hi, I was hoping you could answer my question regarding the safety fo the following ingredients:

Glycerin USP
Petrolatum USP
Distearyldimonium Chloride
Isopropyl Palmitate
Cetyl Alcohol
Dimethicone
Allantoin
Benzyl Alcohol
Parfum

Primarily I would like to know the safety of these items in something that would be used on the skin daily by my children.

Sigrid

A. Sure thing!  Here is a quick analysis of these ingredients.

Glycerin USP
Doesn't pose a health risk.  

Petrolatum USP
This is petroleum jelly. Can contain harmful impurities, like polyaromatic hydrocarbons, which are carcinogens. 

Distearyldimonium Chloride
This is a quatnerary ammonium compound, about which you can read here.

Isopropyl Palmitate
Doesn't pose a threat from current information available.

Cetyl Alcohol
Can be a skin irritant.

Dimethicone
You can read more about dimethicone here.

Allantoin
Doesn't appear to pose a threat from current information available. 

Benzyl Alcohol
You can read more about benzyl alcohol here.

Parfum 
aka "fragrance" it can contain anything from a list of over 2000 chemicals, including neurotoxins and endocrine-disrupting phthalates.   

Reader Comments (1)

Stephanie,
Can you comment on the ingredients in Garnier's BB Cream for sensitive skin:
G790696 - AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, OCTYLDODECANOL, SILICA, STEARIC ACID, TALC, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, PALMITIC ACID, PEG-100 STEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, DIMETHICONE, METHYLPARABEN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CARBOMER, C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATES / C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATE, ALLANTOIN, XANTHAN GUM, ETHYLPARABEN, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ADENOSINE, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE, [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI77891 /TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES]. (FIL : B53826/2).
Thank you Bron

Wed, March 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBron

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