Methylisothiazolinone contact dermatitis link

Interesting article about this preservative. I checked my products and found it in my Suave conditioner and sulfate poo. Suave tends to irritate my skin, so I have to use them sparingly. It's also in my Tresemme Naturals conditioner. I have a patch of irritated skin on my eyelid right now that is probably caused by some product running down my face when I shower. I guess I'll quit using those as co wash or rinse out and see what happens.


Warning over epidemic of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products - Telegraph
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Most preservatives are associated with some kind of skin irritation, so it wouldn't be shocking.
Thank you for this article. I am going to be more cautious when seeing this ingredient and if I react to it.
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Interesting article about this preservative. I checked my products and found it in my Suave conditioner and sulfate poo. Suave tends to irritate my skin, so I have to use them sparingly. It's also in my Tresemme Naturals conditioner. I have a patch of irritated skin on my eyelid right now that is probably caused by some product running down my face when I shower. I guess I'll quit using those as co wash or rinse out and see what happens.
Originally Posted by CurlyGrey3
A patch of irritated skin? As in a defined patch with a fairly neat border? Is it slightly raised when you touch it?
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Interesting article about this preservative. I checked my products and found it in my Suave conditioner and sulfate poo. Suave tends to irritate my skin, so I have to use them sparingly. It's also in my Tresemme Naturals conditioner. I have a patch of irritated skin on my eyelid right now that is probably caused by some product running down my face when I shower. I guess I'll quit using those as co wash or rinse out and see what happens.
Originally Posted by CurlyGrey3
A patch of irritated skin? As in a defined patch with a fairly neat border? Is it slightly raised when you touch it?
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
It looks a little raised, no regular border. It seems to be exactly the same (and in the same place) as what I saw the dermatologist about last year - and was diagnosed as a small patch of eczema. Last year it spread over more of my eyelid and just above it before I did anything about it. It's a very small itchy patch right now. I'm trying to not let the products run down my face when I rinse.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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It looks a little raised, no regular border. It seems to be exactly the same (and in the same place) as what I saw the dermatologist about last year - and was diagnosed as a small patch of eczema. Last year it spread over more of my eyelid and just above it before I did anything about it. It's a very small itchy patch right now. I'm trying to not let the products run down my face when I rinse.
Originally Posted by CurlyGrey3
Atopic eczema was what I was suspecting. If you can avoid the sulphates in all skin, oral and body products, bubbles only can certainly be a trigger as can chlorine and fluoride in tap water. Be sure you are eating plenty of oily fish and an anti inflammatory diet generally. Applying a cream containing medical grade lanolin before showering can help protect the area from the water and products.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

Last edited by Firefox7275; 07-08-2013 at 08:02 AM.
It looks a little raised, no regular border. It seems to be exactly the same (and in the same place) as what I saw the dermatologist about last year - and was diagnosed as a small patch of eczema. Last year it spread over more of my eyelid and just above it before I did anything about it. It's a very small itchy patch right now. I'm trying to not let the products run down my face when I rinse.
Originally Posted by CurlyGrey3
Atopic eczema was what I was suspecting. If you can avoid the sulphates in all skin, oral and body products, bubbles only can certainly be a trigger as can chlorine and fluoride in tap water. Be sure you are eating plenty of oily fish and an anti inflammatory diet generally. Applying a cream containing medical grade lanolin before showering can help protect the area from the water and products.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Thanks, Firefox. Does this cream work?
Lansinoh® HPA® Lanolin | Lansinoh
I actually had been thinking of asking you if there was something I could use as a barrier cream while I showered.


The dermatologist had me using some creams that didn't make me comfortable - hydrocortisone (so close to my eye!) and one of the prescription ones with the really awful black box warnings, though I've forgotten the name and threw it out after a couple of uses. I would like to avoid that this time around.

I appreciate the diet suggestions. I do try to eat like that, but of course I'm far from perfect.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

iHerb discount code: PNQ285

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