Resorcinol

 

Resorcinol is most common in hair dyes, also in shampoos/hair lotions, peels and in products used to treat acne, eczema and other dermatological issues.

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE LABEL: Resorcinol, 1,3-benzenediol, resorcin, 1,3-dihydroxybenzene(m-hydroxybenze, m-dihydroxyphenol)

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared a blacklisted ingredient. So let’s talk about Resorcinol…

The federal government regulates exposures to resorcinol in the workplace, but there there are no regulations limited the amounts of resorcinol in personal care products.

In fact, the government has not passed any regulation regarding premarket testing in the beauty industry in over 75 years…. 

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