WHAT ARE BUTYLATED COMPOUNDS?
BHA is primarily used as an antioxidant and preservative in food, cosmetics, food packaging and animal feed.
It also serves as a preservative and antioxidant in pharmaceutical preparations and cosmetic formulations that contain oils and fats. Dermal exposure to BHA occurs from its use as an antioxidant in commercial products, especially lipstick and eye shadow. BHT is a toluene-base ingredient that is used as a preservative in both food and personal care products.