EWG Level: 1
Sodium dehydroacetate is an antimicrobial ingredient used as preservative. The antimicrobial properties of Dehydroacetic Acid and Sodium Dehydroacetate have led to their widespread use in cosmetics and personal care products. These ingredients are also used as preservatives in glue and cleaning solutions. In cosmetics and personal care products, Dehydroacetic Acid and Sodium Dehydroacetate are used in the formulation of a wide variety of products, including bath, skin care, suntan, sunscreen, fragrance, shaving, hair and nail care products, as well as eye and facial makeup.
Concerns, “Classified as toxic or harmful (only for products for use around the mouth; products for use on the lips)” (European Union – Classification & Labelling)
Ecotoxicology Concerns, “Not suspected to be an environmental toxin” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)
“Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food” (FDA Everything Added to Food )