What is a monomer? A monomer is a starting material or single unit from which a polymer is built. It refers to the repeat units that
make up the polymer chains. Example: Ethylene is the monomer for polyethylene and styrene for polystyrene.
How do I avoid it?
You should avoid any contact with this substance. Avoidance of the monomer (unreacted chemical) is necessary to prevent recurrent allergic contact dermatitis. From a practical viewpoint, this means that you should avoid plastics and glues that are being made, such as in a factory or in industry- as a guideline avoid the plastics and glues when they’re in liquid form. Once they are solid (such as touching the finished, solid plastic in every day life, such as a plastic cup or chair) they no longer cause allergy. The full polymerized (reacted) monomer is no longer a sensitizer. Check the product contents list. 4-H gloves can offer protection but not vinyl or latex gloves.
Free of the following top common allergy causing ingredients
Common Preservative Free
Free of formaldehyde and the most common allergy causing preservatives such as benzalkonium chloride, formaldehyde, benzophenone, methyldibromo glutaronitrile, MCI/MI and others.
Free of fragrances and the most common allergy causing botanicals such as balsam of peru, cinnamic aldehyde, propolis (bee glue) and many more.
Free of allergy causing parabens and related esters such as benzocaine, PPD and others.
Free of allergy causing lanolins, esters, waxes and other wool related ingredients.
Free of coconut and related allergy causing coconut derivatives
Topical Antibiotic Free
Free of topical antibiotics such as neomycin and bacitracin.
Free of Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and related kathon-like ingredients.
Free of added nickel and cobalt related ingredients.
Free of ADDED gluten and other wheat-related ingredients, including barley, rye and oat. However, highly processed ingredients derived from wheat, barley, rye, and oat (e.g., glycerin or tocopherol) will not be excluded by SkinSAFE
Our Soy filter excludes products with soy ingredients (e.g., soybean oil). However, highly processed ingredients derived from soy (e.g., glycerin or tocopherol) will not be excluded by SkinSAFE.
Propylene Glycol Free
Free of the vehicle (gives substance) propylene glycol and similar vehicles.
Find Lip Safe cosmetics. LipSafe is the same as "Top Free" and free of LANOLIN too, Lip Safe aka the kissing badge keeps your lips more kissable.
Free of the top common allergy causing ingredients (fragrances, preservatives, topical antibiotics, sunscreens and metals), surfactants (cocamidopropyl betaine) and harmful hormone-altering chemicals and ingredients.
Free of the most common fragrances, preservatives, soap and glue ingredients that cause eyelid rashes (It’s Top Free plus no gold, thimerosal, soaps related to cocamidopropyl betaine, or glues/adhesives like shellac or acrylate monomers)
Free of harmful hormone-altering chemicals and ingredients that may affect teen development, such as Phthalates, Parabens, Triclosan, Benzophenone-3 and related ingredients.