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Cosmetics Europe issues a Recommendation on the use of the preservative Methylisothiazolinone

16/12/2013

Cosmetics Europe, the European personal care association, has issued an industry-wide recommendation to discontinue the use of the preservative Methylisothiazolinone (MIT or MI) in leave-on skin cosmetics and personal care products.  The recommendation is made in the interests of consumer health and in response to recent clinical data which show an increase in adverse skin reactions to this ingredient.

Cosmetics Europe has issued a Press Statement to accompany the Recommendation, both of which are available from the Cosmetics Europe public website.