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Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)

INCI name: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA).
Function: Antioxidant, masking agent.
Origin: Synthetic.
Concentration allowed by European regulations : Not regulated.
Where to find it / them? : Face creams, eyeshadows, lipsticks, serums, face masks, hair dyes, mascaras, sun creams, conditioners, anti-dark circles, face serums, hair serums, make-up removers, hand creams, illuminators.
Risks to health: Proven endocrine disruptor, proven allergen, potential carcinogen, suspected reprotoxic, proven irritant.
Risks to the environment : Potential aquatic ecotoxicity, bioaccumulative and persistent substance.
More information : Also used as a food additive (E320).