Cosmetics

Revlon to remove some dangerous chemicals from its products

woman applying lipgloss on lips

woman applying lipgloss on lips

On Thursday, Revlon announced it would no longer use certain chemicals in its products, following a petition signed by 100,000 consumers, Time reported.

In a move applauded by environmental and health advocates, the company will no longer use two long-chain parabens—  isobutylparaben and isopropylparaben— and a formaldehyde-releasing chemical, DMDM hydantoin. The cosmetics giant is also reformulating a product containing butylparaben.

Formaldehyde may cause cancer, and long-chain parabens have been linked to endocrine disruption.

The non-partisan, nonprofit Environmental Working Group organized a petition demanding the change.

“We are pleased that Revlon has acted to remove these toxic ingredients,” Environmental Working Group Executive Director Heather White said in a statement. “We urge all companies to do the same.”

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