Emollients, Potential Skin Sensitisers as Ingredients

Potential sensitising agents in emollient preparations.

Check the presence of potential allergens in moisturising treatments with the MIMS emollient sensitisers table

Emollient brands are listed according to the presence of potential sensitisers:

  • fragrances
  • beeswax
  • cetyl/cetostearyl/stearyl alcohol
  • propylene glycol
  • triethanolamine
  • lanolin/derivatives
  • benzalkonium chloride
  • benzyl alcohol
  • hydroxybenzoates (parabens)
  • phenethyl alcohol
  • phenoxyethanol
  • quaternium-15
  • sorbic acid/sorbates
  • triclosan
  • butylated hydroxyanisole
  • butylated hydroxytoluene

The presence of other potential allergens is also noted, including disodium edetate, chlorocresol, isopropyl palmitate, chlorhexidine, cetrimonium bromide, chamomile extract, isopropyl myristate, benzyl benzoate and benzyl cinnamate.

Brand names link through to the full MIMS entries for more detailed prescribing information on each product.

Go to the MIMS emollient sensitisers table

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