What is DMDM hydantoin? Is it safe?
DMDM hydantoin is a preservative that’s found in cosmetics and personal care products. This ingredient can also be known as 1,4-Dioxane or Urea (sic). It belongs to the chemical group of aldehyde.
Many consumers are unaware that it is their responsibility to read the ingredients list before they purchase anything. Many brands who produce and sell beauty products claim this compound does not pose any danger to humans or animals when used properly—which means you should rinse all items off your body immediately after use and keep these products sealed tightly when not in use. But even still, there is evidence suggesting DMDM hydantoin causes some harm to humans or animals by repeated exposure over time