HomeA-Z of terms and ingredients1,4-Dioxane


UK and European safety regulations for cosmetics forbid the use of 1,4-dioxane as an ingredient in cosmetics; it must not be deliberately or knowingly added.

However, unavoidable traces, even of banned substances, that cannot reasonably be removed during the manufacture of ingredients or the cosmetic product itself, are allowed as long as there is no risk to health. All cosmetic products must undergo a safety assessment by a qualified safety professional. Any such traces will be covered by the safety assessment to ensure the levels do not present any health risk to consumers.

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