Stay away from products with UREA

Posted by Administrator on 6/16/2011 to Articles

Bad News Chemical: Imidazolidinyl Urea


The name isn't the only thing that looks nasty about this common chemical. Imidazolidinyl Urea is put into cosmetics to kill bacteria growth and as a preservative. I have often seen it on labels as a substitute for Parabens. It is a kissing cousin to the Diazolidinyl Urea and is a Formaldehyde releaser.


Imidazolidinyl Urea - cousin to Diazolidinyl and a Formaldehyde releaser
Diazolidinyl Urea - carcinogen
Formaldehyde - carcinogen

It is chemically related to imidazolidinyl urea and is a formaldehyde releaser used as a preservative. It was International Agency for Research on Cancer to its highest toxic class, IARC 1 (known human carcinogen). Formaldehyde is classified as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which provides sufficient evidence that formaldehyde causes nasopharyngeal cancer in humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The label on your skin care product may not list "formaldehyde". The following ingredients break down and release formaldehyde: diazolidinyl urea (or 3-diol diazolidinyl urea) 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1 (or bronopol) DMDM hydantoin. The label on your skin care product may not list "formaldehyde". The following ingredients break down and release formaldehyde: diazolidinyl urea (or 3-diol diazolidinyl urea) 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1 (or bronopol) DMDM hydantoin.


UREA has been banned in Europe, after studies concluded that effects can result in: carcinogen, causes allergic reactions and contact dermatitis; headaches; irritates mucous membranes; damaging to eyes; linked to joint and chest pain; depression; headaches; fatigue; dizziness and immune dysfunction.

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Date 10/26/2012
tom haun
I purchased cream make-up at Wal-mart that is made by Collegevill Imagineering, Ent. in Phoenix, AZ. The product contains this chemical. any further info is appreciated!
Date 2/3/2013
Vicki Moore
Things I have found that contain Diazllidinyl Urea O'Keeffe's Working Hands O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet Bath & Body Works lotions: White Cherry Blossom Sweet Pea Be Enchanted
Date 3/15/2013
Eric
Gold Bond Healing lotion contains this ingredient, which I then put on my dry face after showering. So who do I sue when I develop cancer of the face?
Date 4/12/2013
Kevin
Urea was ban 20 years ago as a foam insulation causing cancer. This foam was not used on your body. Estée Lauder and Avon douse there products in this stuff. They make more money on their Pink Ribbon campaigns then their actual product lines. Please use these products so that you can ensure happiness to those that support Pink Ribbon campaigns, and maybe you can join them too! Would you believe most Diabetes associations will highly reccomend Urea @ 40 & 50% concentration levels to be applied to
Date 4/5/2014
Siouxanne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urea
Date 10/13/2014
Angela
I am very disappointed once again with our government the ones that are suppose to protect us is now killing us. Disappointed but not shocked. Just think we as little girls play in make-up and after years of wearing and using these products we are slowly killing ourselves. I never wore make-up as a child or a teenager only as an adult, calling myself protecting my skin from sun damage only to find out that I had made things worst. All of the symptoms that it had mention I have gone and are going through and that's what made me get tested for allergies because these things were just popping up out of the blue and the doctors had no clue as to why. I have been diagnose with RA I have also experience clogged sinuses out of the blue headaches dizziness fatigue and depression now I do believe that RA is a form of immune dysfunction..
Date 5/23/2015
Laura Sosnowski
You people are idiots for confusing urea for medical or cosmetic uses, with urea formaldehyde which is admittedly rather nasty. There is no comparison!!! I have a skin condition that requires a urea cream as part of my treatment, and my skin doc is going to be very upset because now the product is being discontinued!!! I need this cream for my treatment which up to now had been going quite well, thank you.
Date 1/17/2016
Susan DiPiazza
Just because a doctor prescribes a medication doesn't mean it's safe or give you the right to call people idiots. Do your homework before you believe everything you hear. Botox is made from the deadliest substance on the planet, Clostridium Botulinum Toxin A. If you think it's safe look up the patient information on the Internet. The FDA finally forced the company to print the truth in 2009, I believe. It is simple, Botox has the potential to cause Botulism. It has done so on many occasion and many people have died because they believed their doctors. Check it out!!
Date 1/17/2016
Susan DiPiazza
If you look at the history of Organic Chemistry it was originally aligned with the fundamental properties of nature as outlined in the Bible. Over the centuries, man mocked mother nature by combining inorganic ingredients with organic ingredients. A German Scientist changed our world forever, decades ago, by creating new chemical compounds with excreted waste products, namely 'urine'. Urea is a byproduct of his work and is behind the most toxic manmade substances endangering our health and the health of our planet today, Pesticides and petrochemicals, both highly toxic to man and beast, are the major offenders and we have unwittingly been subjected to them in every aspect of our lives. Food, medication, building materials, make-up, clothing, you name it.
Date 1/17/2016
Susan DiPiazza
If you look at the history of Organic Chemistry it was originally aligned with the fundamental properties of nature as outlined in the Bible. Over the centuries, man mocked mother nature by combining inorganic ingredients with organic ingredients. A German Scientist changed our world forever, decades ago, by creating new chemical compounds with excreted waste products, namely 'urine'. Urea is a byproduct of his work and is behind the most toxic manmade substances endangering our health and the health of our planet today, Pesticides and petrochemicals, both highly toxic to man and beast, are the major offenders and we have unwittingly been subjected to them in every aspect of our lives. Food, medication, building materials, make-up, clothing, you name it.
Date 2/2/2016
Sabrina
I can't say I know much about these ingredients in the product but I stumbled upon this article after having a reaction to Working Hands. My boyfriend recommended it to me, as he uses it quite a bit, due to my hands cracking from chronic eczema. I asked him if it would burn as I have a few open wounds due to cracking and he assured me it would not. I put it on as I would my aquafor I generally use and 20 seconds later my hands began to burn. And I do not mean "slight stinging" like the package warns. It felt like I stuck them in fire! I jumped up and ran to my bathroom to get a better look. They were bright red and enflamed. I ran them under cold water for several minutes and tried washing the product off. If took probably 15 minutes for the burning to subside. Needless to say... I will not be using these products again!
Date 2/2/2016
Sabrina

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