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Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (SHMG)

INCI name: Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate.
Function: Preservative, hair conditioner.
Origin: Synthetic.
Concentration allowed by European regulations : Up to 0.5% in finished cosmetic products to rinse. Do not use if the theoretical maximum releasable concentration of formaldehyde from any source in the mixture as marketed is ≥ 0.1% w/w.
Where to find it / them? : Creams, styling gels, toning lotions, fixing sprays, mascaras, deodorants.
Risks to health: potential allergen, potential skin and eye irritant, suspected carcinogen, suspected mutagen (formaldehyde releaser).
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