Avoidance of products containing MCI/MI is accomplished by reading labels. If this substance is not listed, a use test of the product may be done. In the industrial setting, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) should be reviewed for sources of exposure. Skin protection measures or a job change may be required.
Adhesives and glues
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
Additive in refinery oil
Color film developer
Cooling tower water
Household cleaning products
Latex emulsions and paints
Medical creams and ointments
Metal working fluids
Moist toilet paper
Slime control in paper mills
Water based paints
Other names for MCI/MI:
Kathon 886 MW
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
Octyl-isothiazolinone (used in anti-fungus for leather processing)
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.