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FEVERFEW: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

FEVERFEW: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
While a favorite ingredient of natural skincare buffs because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) is on published lists of common allergens as part of the Compositae (Asteraceae) group.
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.
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. 
COCONUT SUGAR: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

COCONUT SUGAR: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Used as a sweetener for thousands of years, coconut sugar (from a coconut’s flower buds) is not on published allergen lists.
SALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

SALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Salt is not on published lists of common allergens. But be wary of salt that has been bleached or processed, or that has additives that may be allergens. Raw, pure, organic rock salt from the ocean can even be a great skin scrub!
GLASS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

GLASS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Glass is inert, very chemically stable, and does not react with other substances or absorb them.
SILICONE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

SILICONE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Silicones are not on published allergen lists and are normally well tolerated in multiple uses, from creams and makeup, to contact lenses.
THIURAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

THIURAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
What do onions, erasers, condoms, garden hoses, makeup sponges, balloons, sneakers and swimsuits have in common? Many contain thiuram or thiuram mix, or residue from thiuram sprayed on them.
OATMEAL: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

OATMEAL: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Not on published allergen lists, oatmeal is a traditionally popular ingredient to help manage atopic and contact dermatitis and other skin problems.
PETROLATUM/PETROLEUM JELLY: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

PETROLATUM/PETROLEUM JELLY: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
While some people prefer not to use petroleum jelly for environmental reasons, it is very safe on the skin and a standard among dermatologists.

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