This chemical is used most commonly as a cosmetic preservative. It is known for being non-toxic, non-irritating and a relatively non-sensitizing agent, but is a formaldehyde-releasing agent.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other skins care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.
Be aware of products that are labeled "hypoallergenic" as these may contain imidazoldinyl urea.
Avoid related substances like formaldehyde and other formaldehyde-releasing preservatives found in cosmetic and topical skin care products.
Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
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Hints on avoiding:
Bronzes and tanning cream
(liners, shadows, mascara)
Smoke (wood, coal or
High quality paper
Moisturizer Mouth wash
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.