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RICE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

RICE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Rice is not on published common allergen lists. But if you have sensitive skin or have patch tested positive to bleaches and preservatives, white rice should give you pause, as eating rice that contains or was exposed to these substances could result in skin problems around the mouth or elsewhere.
LEMON, LIME: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

LEMON, LIME: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
They are common allergens but — being so packed with wonderful vitamins and antioxidants— lemon, lime and other citruses should not be avoided, particularly as foods, unless you are truly allergic to them.
BRASS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

BRASS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
If it also contains nickel or other allergen-metals, that’s a different story, but unlike many metals, brass, in its original form (with copper, zinc, sometimes tin) is not (currently) on the published list of the most common allergens.
FRESH COFFEE: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

FRESH COFFEE: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Avoid instant coffees (“just add water”) as some do contain allergens. Fresh, and as an ingredient in skin care, coffee is a great source of antioxidants and is not on common allergen lists.
GLUTEN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

GLUTEN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Food and skin allergies don’t always correlate (different cells are involved) and gluten is not a common skin allergen.

BENZOPHENONES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

BENZOPHENONES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
2014’s Allergen Of The Year, benzophenones are popular in several products because of their UV-absorbing properties.
VIRGIN COCONUT OIL: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

VIRGIN COCONUT OIL: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
While there have been some reports of reactions to RBD (refined, bleached, deodorized) coconut oils, there are no reported reactions to virgin coconut oil. The coconut itself is a drupe, not a nut.

ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Allergic sensitivity to aluminum chlorohydrate is very rare, which is why it is not on published lists of common allergens.
CHILI (CAPSICUM): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

CHILI (CAPSICUM): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Chili (capsicum) is an irritant but not an allergen (not on published allergen lists). As an irritant, the amount of capsicum in a product, and how long the product stays on the skin, contribute to how irritating the formulation might be.
BAKING SODA: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

BAKING SODA: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Baking soda is another classic favorite of many dermatologists for its versatility and non-allergenicity. 
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