This chemical is used as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent and preservative, most commonly found in cosmetics and pharmaceutical preparations. This chemical is a formaldehyde-releaser and may cross-react with patients sensitive to formaldehyde.
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.

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
  Germaben II
  Germall II
  N, N'-Bis (hydroxymethyl) urea
  N- (hydroxymethyl)-N- (1,3- dihroxymethl-2, 5-dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl)-N'- (hydroxymethyl) urea
Diazolidinyl Urea
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Hair care products
Pharmaceutical preparations

Possible cross-reactions may occur with other chemical:

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This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.