Imidazolidinyl Urea is a preservative commonly found in a variety of cosmetics and pharmaceutical topical preparations.
How can I avoid it?
Discontinuation of use of products containing Imidazolidinyl Urea should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis.
Imidazolidinyl Urea allergic patients should avoid this preservative by examining the ingredient labels before purchase. Imidazolidinyl
Urea is frequently found in products that carry the ‘hypoallergenic’ label. Here is a partial list of products known to have contained
Imidazolidinyl Urea in the past.
Skin contact with Imidazolidinyl Urea is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing
Imidazolidinyl Urea should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the US for topical
use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care
products for this ingredient. If there is no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a material
safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.
Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
Antiperspirants / Deodorants
Hair sprays, gels, tonics and lotions
Hair Colorants / “Permanents-Relaxers”
Nail Polish / Nail Polish Remover
Powders / Sprays
Shampoos / Conditioners
Soaps / Cleansers
Sunscreens and Self-Tanners
Medications, topical, prescription and over the counter such as
Contents of Vitamin E capsules used topically
Creams, Ointments, Solutions
Foot And Other Powders
Herbal remedies, including Traditional Chinese Medications