MI Free Lotions

This list is kept up to date by readers contributing suggestions and pointing out errors and/or changes.  If you know of a product that is MI free, just post it in the comments below.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion

Estee Lauder Take it Away make up remover Lotion

Tolériane Ultra, La Roche-Posay, Canada

Cera Ve

Diprobase (UK)

Curél Daily Moisture (US)

Pro-foot’s Heel Rescue (US)

Trilipiderm All-Body Moisture Retention Creme (US)

Vanicream (US)

Aqueous Cream (UK)

Aquaphor (US)

Aveeno body lotions,

Body Shop Hemp Creams (UK)

Weleda skin food (UK)

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19 thoughts on “MI Free Lotions

  1. Sue Howard

    I just use Diprobase – at present around £10 for a large pump dispenser, from the pharmacy areas in the major UK chemist shops.

  2. John Durkee

    Before I knew I had this allergy, I thought I was allergic to fragrances. So fragrance-free is something I have looked for for a long time. It is also a good way to begin a search for MI free lotions, but not a guarantee.
    I am in the US.
    Curél Daily Moisture is MI free
    Also, Pro-foot’s Heel Rescue. It is designed for tough foot moisturizing, but works on any rough skin.

  3. Amanda Kochanek

    Cera Ve has really good sun screens

    I was told the safest moisturizer was to use pure petroleum jelly (no scent) for face I often use Aquaphor.

  4. Diane

    Here in the dry western US, I tried and am using Trilipiderm All-Body Moisture Retention Creme, which is free of Methylisothiazolinone (Ml). I discovered my allergy to Ml last year and love using this product, albeit a bit expensive, that is marketed by its doctor-developers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where it’s dry and the sun strong. They also make Broad Spectrum SPF 30 with Vitamin D.

  5. Linda

    UK: the Simple range; Aveeno Skin Care; any oil such as grape seed, almond, argon, olive etc.

  6. Denise Berthiaume

    I’m using Vanicream (“Lite Lotion” and “Moisturizing Skin Cream”), all MI-free. I’m in the US.
    Thanks for the blog, Colin!

  7. Anonymous

    Aveeno body lotions, aqueous cream, Weleda skin food, body shop hemp creams, or a plain almond oil with lavender oil mixed in xx

  8. Colin Post author

    Bonnie, the decision on which preservative to use is generally made by the scientists in the lab. They choose them for a variety of reasons – the reason that MI gets picked a lot is that it works well and causes a fairly low level of reactions. It is rare for companies to have policies on this kind of thing. Even when they do, they tend to get changed quite quickly.

  9. Lauren Evans

    Cetephil Moisturizing Lotion is MI free and works well. It is fragrance free, light and moisturizers well. My daughter who is allergic to MI does really well with it. MaMa too! ??

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