This chemical is used as a preservative in many skin care products. This chemical can be a problem for some formaldehyde-sensitive individuals (since it is a formaldehyde-releasing agent). There are more than 300 cosmetic formulations containing Bronopol.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.
It may take 2 or 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
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