FDA product survey

As part of the FDA’s continuing concern about the safety of phthalates, in 2010 they carried out a survey to monitor phthalate levels in a range of products. The full findings can be found in full on the FDA website. Full disclosure of phthalates is not necessarily required on all products, for example they may be included within ‘fragrance’. This means that the list below is not comprehensive list of products, but is still and interesting resource.

Products containing phthalates

This list contains products from a range of categories:
        Nail polish
        Skin Cream and Lotion
        Fragrance
        Deodorant
        Hair products
        Shampoo
        Body wash
        Diaper cream
        Infant Soap, Shampoo, Body Wash
        Face & Body Paint
        Glitter Gel

      Findings of the survey

                Some products were found to have phthalates present and we’ve collated these in a list, ordered by type of product for your information. The Product is listed, followed by the amount of phthalate present as parts per million, for the three types of phthalate – Dimethyl Phthalate (DMP), Diethyl Phthalate (DEP), Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP).

    2010 Survey of Cosmetics for Phthalate Content

    Product Type Brand Phthalates (ppm)
    DMP DEP DBP
    Nail polish Hot Topic Nail Polish (Skull) Green 4,800
    Hot Topic Nail Polish (Skull) Black 4.4
    Borghese Nail Lacquer Vernis Botticelli Nude 3.4
    Sally Hansen Salon Lacquer Nail Polish Orange You Cute? 450 6.6
    Skin Cream and Lotion Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Crème 100
    Bath, Body, etc… Organic Soothing Aloe Vera Body Lotion 260
    Jergens Original Scent Cherry-Almond Moisturizer 110
    Fragrance Jovan Island Gardenia Cologne Spray 14,000
    Wanna Play Body Spray Parfums de Coeur 3,800
    Chantilly – Walmart Gift Pack 7,300
    Tabu – Walmart Gift Pack 6,200
    Heaven Sent – Walmart Gift Pack 1,300
    Navy – Walmart Gift Pack 40,000
    English Leather – Walmart Gift Pack 3,900
    British Sterling – Walmart Gift Pack 480
    Canoe – Walmart Gift Pack 2,000
    Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue 760
    BOD Really Ripped Abs 6,200
    Deodorant Brut 24-Hour Protection deodorant 22
    Degree Men Deodorant Silver Ion Intense Sport 2.9
    Secret Powder Fresh 34
    Hair products TRESemmé No Frizz Shine Spray 22
    Suave Professionals Styling Foam Extra Hold 52
    Rave 4X Mega Unscented Hair Spray 16
    White Rain Unscented Extra Hold Hair Spray 61
    American Crew Forming Cream 50
    Dep Sport Endurance Styling Gel 6.8
    TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray 37
    Catwalk Extra Strong Mousse 23
    Shampoo Ave Dual 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner 17
    Big Sexy Hair Big Volume Shampoo 210
    VO5 Normal Balancing Shampoo 440
    Advance Techniques Color Reviving Shampoo 82
    Body wash Suave Men Body Wash Active Sport 10
    Natural Concepts Sensitive Skin Body Wash 340
    Diaper cream Baby’s Bliss Diaper Cream 130
    Infant Soap, Shampoo, Body Wash My Fair Baby Baby Wash with Camomile 60
    Face & Body Paint Claire’s Cosmetics Vanilla Glitter Body Mist 390
    Glitter Gel Claire’s Club Scented Body Glitter 167