Triethanolamine

Triethanolamine, or TEA is a viscous organic compound that is both a tertiary amine and a triol. A triol is a molecule with three alcohol groups. Approximately 150,000 tonnes were produced in 1999. "Triethanolamine (TEA) is a clear, colorless, thick liquid that smells a bit like ammonia because it has nitrogen at its center," Romanowski says. In regards to skincare, in particular, triethanolamine can be found in a wide range of products like shaving gels and creams, sunscreens, lotions, serums, and cleansers

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