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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.
MOSS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

MOSS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
That soothing color and deep scent is magical on walks in the woods, but moss (oak and tree, for example) is part of Fragrance Mix I, a common presence in published allergen lists.
SNAIL EXTRACT (MUCUS): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

SNAIL EXTRACT (MUCUS): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
As of the latest publications, snail secretion filtrate (also known as snail juice or snail mucus or snail slime) is not on common allergen lists.
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
This is a little tricky but let’s break it down: isopropyl alcohol is an irritant, it can be drying, but it is not an allergen.
TALC: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

TALC: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
While there is some buzz around talc, it is not on published allergen lists.
RUBBER IN GOGGLES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

RUBBER IN GOGGLES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Rubber is one of the top allergens and can also cause problems in rubberized plastics. It can cause rashes, peeling, itching but also hyper- and hypopigmentations.

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.
COCONUT JAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

COCONUT JAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
The relatively healthier spread coconut jam is not a published common allergen. To make sure you lower the risk of a skin reaction around the mouth or elsewhere, choose pure coconut jam with only coconut sugar and coconut oil or coconut milk as the ingredients.
COBALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

COBALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
A strong, common allergen, cobalt is a naturally-occurring metal, frequently found with nickel, and was Allergen of the Year in 2016.
MINT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

MINT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Mint, even when fresh and organic, is on the common allergens lists. But just because it’s a common allergen doesn’t mean you’re allergic to it.

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