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Our database includes 1733 products that contain BHT.

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What it is



BHT is a synthetic antioxidant. As an antioxidant, it helps your body fight off free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells.

BHT also helps stabilize products and prevent them from degrading. Many products are sensitive to air and light. BHT prevents them from breaking down when exposed.

Also known as: Butylated Hydroxytoluene

BHT is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 4.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Masking, Antioxidant

Community Stats

213 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Dullness • Fine Lines • Texture

Where it's used

BHT is most often found as ingredient number 24 within an ingredient list.

Of the 2 products in our database that have a known concentration of BHT, they all have a concentration of 0.1% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use BHT the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 32185
  • INCI Name: BHT
  • INN Name: butylated hydroxytoluene
  • EC #:  204-881-4
  • Ph. Eur. Name: butylhydroxytoluenum
  • All Functions: Antioxidant, Masking
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.