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Allergens To Avoid

Allergens To Avoid

The most common allergens to avoid are:

  • Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) is a skin irritant, known to cause contact dermatitis. SLS is a foaming agent, commonly used in aqueous cream.
  • Aqueous Cream BP was developed as a soap replacement and should not be used for eczematous skin. Use an emollient that has no SLS.
  • Lanolin, although naturally produced from sheep’s wool, frequently causes allergic reactions.
  • Nut extracts and oils, including almond oil. People prone to eczema can also be prone to nut allergies. Over exposure to nut oils can trigger an allergic reaction (not that the coconut is not classified as a nut).
  • Alcohol is often used as a preservative, it is toxic to the body and has a drying effect on the skin.
  • Water, used as an ingredient/filler must, by regulation, also contain a preservative or alcohol.
  • Petroleum or petrochemicals.
  • Synthetic fragrances (also used in ‘room fresheners’), synthetic vitamins, colours, perfumes, synthetic or chemical preservatives or emulsifiers.

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