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Cocamidopropyl Betaine / Coco-Betaine 
(“coconut-based cleanser”)

Sounds like this wouldn't be a problem, right?
  • This chemical is known to cause irritation of the skin, eyes, and lungs.   
  • General prolonged skin exposure may cause dermatitis through removal of skin oils.
  • It is also suspected to be harmful to the environment. 
  • Under high temperatures and acidic conditions, it can also produce nitrosamines (carcinogenic compounds).

The American Contact Dermatitis Society named cocamidylpropyl betaine Allergen of the Year in 2004. 

This is found in baby wash, shampoo, face cleansers, moisturizers, acne scrubs, baby wipes...

 


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