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Have cosmetics become more dangerous?


There are lies, there are outrageous lies, and there are statistics”.

A quick look at the Safety Gate recalls may give you the impression that cosmetics have become more dangerous. It is the number one category causing almost a third of all recalls this year. But statistics can be deceiving. Cosmetics have not become more hazardous at all; they are still the same cosmetics. It is not the cosmetics, but the rules that have changed. All these recalls are caused by a single ingredient, BMHCA. It has been banned since spring 2022 and the cause of hundreds of recalls since then. For that reason, we would like to bring the ProductIPedia article on BMHCA to your attention once again:


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