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Do We Need A Low Allergy Standard For Cosmetics?


The biggest cause of complaints to cosmetic companies from consumers are allergic reactions.  Anyone can develop an allergic reaction to anything at any time, so this is only to be expected.  There are some ingredients that are more inclined to cause allergic reactions than others.  Preservatives and fragrances are big culprits, which probably won’t surprise anyone.  Colours are not, which is probably mainly because they are used at exceptionally low levels in most products.   But as I say, anything can cause an allergy and they can develop at any time.  So even if you have used a product for years you can still develop an allergy.  When this happens most people assume that the product has changed, but it is just as likely to be your own immune system that has changed. Continue reading