Perfume allergy

Methylisothiazolinone: A Risky Preservative

Preservatives in skincare and cosmetics are not “unnecessary chemicals”, but vital ingredients to ensure that the products do not grow moldy and cause health problems when applied to your skin. That being said, it is of course important that the added preservatives are safe to use and do not cause a different kind of health problem. Dermotopia has previously argued against the suspicion towards all parabenes in the article Parabenes: Safer… Read More »

Parabens: Safer than You Think

10 years ago nobody were paying any special attention to parabens and especially methyl- and ethylparaben were to be found on the majority of ingredient lists for skincare products. Nowadays, more and more products (especially in the EU) pride themselves of being paraben-free in the same way as they pride themselves of being fragrance-free. So, what has happened between then and now to cause such a dramatic change in the… Read More »