Origin: Synthetic.
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INCI name: 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol.
Where to find it / them? : Hand creams, body lotions/creams, face creams, shower gels, shampoos, sunscreens/mists, hair dyes, hair waxes, face masks, liquid hand soaps, conditioners, baby wipes, make-up removers, hand sanitizers, self-tanners, serums, deodorants, facial cleansers, eye creams.
Function: Preservative.
Risks to health: Potential allergen, potential skin and lung irritant, suspected carcinogen, suspected reprotoxic (formaldehyde releaser and nitrosamine formation), suspected mutagen, suspected genotoxic (bromonitroethanol formation).
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Concentration allowed by European regulations : Up to 0.1% in finished cosmetic products.