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How to Limit 1,4 Dioxane In Your Home & Personal Care Products?

New York Law Limits 1,4-dioxane in Household Cleansing, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products

New York recently passed a law requiring new limits on 1,4-dioxane residuals in finished personal care, cosmetics and household cleaning products sold within the state. The new law sets the following timeline for minimizing trace concentrations in the following types of consumer products, as defined:

1,4 Dioxane Limit Chart

An impurity / byproduct, 1,4-dioxane is present in trace levels of raw materials. It is used in some personal care and cleaning products. While trace levels are unavoidable in ethoxylates, alkoxylates and certain other mixtures, it can be greatly reduced with various mechanisms and process control. 

Syensqo has a fundamental understanding of 1,4-dioxane generation and reduction in raw materials. Our priority is to continue providing customers in North America with products that are safe, effective and meet mandated regulations by the government. Below is a list of ingredients that are ideal for use in the beauty and home care industries and will meet government requirements.

Additionally, Syensqo is committed to providing fully formulated solutions. Please check out these formulations developed by our Research and Innovation team(s) addressing the 1,4-dioxane limit at 1 ppm and market needs.


Beauty Care Formulations: Dioxane limit of 1ppm


Mild Foam Soap

Mild Foam Soap Formula - Limited Dioxane

Formulated with Jaguar® C 162, Geropon® L4C, Mirataine® 50-SB and Miracare® OPR-2.


Ultra Mild Body Wash

Ultra Mild Body Wash Formula - Dioxan limited

Formulated with Jaguar® SOFT, Mirataine® DAB ULS MBGeropon® T 77 PC MB.


Clean Beauty Shampoo With Mild Foam

Clean Beauty Shampoo With Mild Foam - Dioxane limited

Formulated with NaternalTM Excel, Rhodacal® A 246 FF, Mirataine® CBS 50 G, Geropon® T77 PC MB.


Clear Ultra-Mild Conditioning Shampoo

Clear Ultra-Mild Conditioning Shampoo Formula - Dioxane Limited

Formulation with Mirataine® CB 35 ULS HP MB, Geropon® T77 PC MBNaternalTM Excel

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