As an antimicrobial, it can help prevent the growth of fungi, yeast and harmful bacteria that can make people sick or give them rashes. It increases the shelf-life of cosmetics products like shampoos, skincare products, hair gels, etc by "releasing" formaldehyde and thus killing bacteria. This keeps cosmetics sanitary, and prevents illness due to infections.
DMDM hydantoin is a preservative in cosmetics and personal care products. It works by slowing and preventing spoilage in products such as shampoos and hair conditioners, and in skin care products like moisturizers and makeup foundations.
DMDM hydantoin is an odorless white, crystalline substance that works as an antimicrobial agent and preservative in cosmetics and personal care products.
DMDM hydantoin is safe as a cosmetic ingredient at current normal levels of use in products, according to scientific experts at the Cosmetics Directive of the European Union as well as an independent Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel.
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DMDM Hydantoin is an antimicrobial, Formaldehyde releaser, used in the cosmetic industry, mainly in rinse-off products like Shampoo or liquid soap. It is a clear, aqueous preservative that offers protection mainly against bacteria.