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BHA

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Also-called-like-this: Butylated Hydroxy Anisole
What-it-does: antioxidant, preservative

Official CosIng Information

Details

It's the acronym for Butylated Hydroxy Anisole. It's a synthetic antioxidant that's used as a preservative

It's a somewhat controversial ingredient: The U.S. National Institutes of Health says that BHA is "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen based on evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals" (source: wikipedia). But, and this is a big but: these experiments were made on animals and BHA was used in high doses as part of their diet. There is no evidence that the same is true when used in tiny amounts in cosmetics products. So you probably have nothing to worry about, but if you are a better safe than sorry type there are plenty of nice products without BHA to choose from. :) 

Products with BHA

Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss Huapont Viaminate and Vitamin E Cream Medik8 Retinol 3 Tr Retacnyl Tretinoin Cream 0.05% Revolution Skincare Fine Line Correcting Serum - 0.2% Retinol Frank Body Anti-Makeup Cleansing Oil Graftobian Hd Foundation Revolution Skincare Extra 0.5% Retinol Serum With Rosehip Seed Oil Ziaja Natural Olive Cream omega pharma Dermosan Orva Azelderm Atrimed Sorion Herbal Cream RubyKisses Pot O'Miracle Lip Revitalizer Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream Azeclear 20% Azelaic Acid Cream Circadia Vitamin A Boosting Cream Mario basescue Ginseng Moist Cream Sesderma Reti Age Eye Contour Venusia Squalane Aloe Vera and Vitamin E Acetate Cream Gerocossen Dou Care Biologique Recherche Lait U Dermal Therapy Lip Balm Ziaja Natural Olive Body Lotion sudocream Antiseptic Healing Cream Mesoestetic Anti Stress Face Mask Natio Wellness Body Lotion Sesderma Reti Age Anti-Aging Cream Start Kleb Honey Cream Ceramol 311 Face And Body Cleansing Oil HIRUDO DERM White Expert Avoskin Miraculous Retinol Ampoule L300 Dry Skin Cleansing Mousse Pharmaceris Pureretinol 0.3 Biopelle Dark Circle Relief Cream 1 Percent Vitamin K Oxide Monu Beauty Balm Dermaceutic Active Retinol 0.5 Mesoestetic Ultime W+ Whitening Cream Tutti Frutti Pineapple & Coconut Nourishing Body Lotion Zo skin health Ossential Advanced Radical Night Repair Farmec Romania Doina Clasic Lapte Nutritiv Vitaminizant G.M. Collin Exfozyme Ouidad Vitalcurl+ Clear And Gentle Shampoo QEI+ Lightening Cream Tube Power Gold Hands & Feet cantabria labs Biretix Tri-Active Gel Anti-Imperfecciones Avoskin Miraculous Retinol Toner Sesderma Azelac Ru Serum Farmec gerovital Lapte Protecție Solară Spf 50 Gerovital Multivitamin Nourishing Cream HIRUDO DERM Sun Protect Solar Protect Kids Gerovital Retinol