Posted by Administrator on 6/16/2011
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.
Bad News Chemical: Imidazolidinyl Urea
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.
tom haun Date 10/26/2012
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!
Vicki Moore Date 2/3/2013
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
Eric Date 3/15/2013
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?
Kevin Date 4/12/2013
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
Siouxanne Date 4/5/2014