What is it?
2-Methylresorcinol is a substance used in the formulation of hair dyes and colors.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with 2-Methylresorcinol is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing this substance should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the U.S. for topical use, have the ingredients listed on the product package or the box that contains the product. Check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. Direct communication with the product manufacturer may be necessary.

Uses:
• Hair dyes and colors

Other names for 2-Methylresorcinol:
• 2,6-Dihydroxytoluene
• 2-Methylbenzene-1,3-diol
• Toluene-2,6-diol
• 2-Methyl-1,3-Benzenediol
• 1,3-Dihydroxy-2-Methylbenzene

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
• Resorcinol

How safe is it?

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