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.”