Toluene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a strong, sweet and pungent odor. It's not a skincare ingredient but is instead primarily used in industrial and manufacturing processes. Toluene has no appropriate or safe use in skincare products. In fact, its presence in skincare products would be a cause for concern, as it's not intended for skin contact and can be harmful when absorbed through skin.


Toluene is not generally used as an ingredient in skincare products. It's a volatile organic compound and solvent commonly used in industrial applications, particularly chemicals, paints and adhesives.


Toluene is derived from the distillation of petroleum crude oil.


Toluene is not tolerated on skin and should not come into contact with skin. It's considered a hazardous chemical that can cause skin irritation, redness and in some cases, dermatitis upon direct contact.


Toxic Effects

Toluene is considered toxic and prolonged exposure can have adverse health effects on the respiratory and central nervous systems that can be fatal. Prolonged exposure has been linked to more serious health problems, including liver damage and kidney damage with high levels of toluene linked to conditions like memory and concentration problems, as well as behavioral and mood disorders.

Causes Skin Reactions

Toluene can cause skin and eye irritation upon contact that can lead to dermatitis and other skin issues.