Methyl Methacrylate is a plastic compound (monomer) found in cosmetics and in medical, dental, and industrial settings.
How can I avoid it?
Avoidance of the Monomer (unreacted chemical) is necessary to prevent recurrent allergic contact dermatitis. The full polymerized (reacted) monomer is no longer a sensitizer. There is often residual free monomer available, particularly with self-curing rather than heat-cured or ultraviolet light-cured preparations. Cross-sensitization occurs among acrylic monomers, which makes switching from one monomer to another often unsuccessful in avoiding allergic contact dermatitis. Rubber gloves do not prevent penetration of acrylate monomers.
Cosmetics (artificial sculptured nails, nail extenders)
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.
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 harmful hormone-altering chemicals and ingredients that may affect teen development, such as Phthalates, Parabens, Triclosan, Benzophenone-3 and related ingredients.