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:
  Biopure 100®
  Germall 115®
  Imidurea NF®
  Sept 115®
  Tristat 1U®
  Unicide U-13®

Imidazoldnyl Urea
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Hints on avoiding:
After-shampoo preparation
Automobile exhaust
Body cream
Bronzes and tanning cream
Burn remedies
Cigarette smoke
Cuticle removers
Eye makeup
  (liners, shadows, mascara)
Facial treatment
Hand cream
Rubber products
Shaving products
Skin cleansers
Smoke (wood, coal or
      charcoal fires)
High quality paper
Household cleansers
Makeup removers
Moisturizer Mouth wash
Nail hardener
Nail polishes
Plastic products

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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.