MEA, DEA and TEA
Mono-, Di-, Triethanolamine
What is it?
Ammonia compounds used as emulsifiers and foaming agents.
Foaming products such as soap, shampoo, body wash & in cream-based products like make-up base, foundation, makeup and sunscreens.
Notably increases the risk of liver and kidney cancer with prolonged use.
Especially dangerous if formulated with N-nitrosating agents.
Classified as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization.