Dangerous Fallacy: Natural Cosmetics do not Cause Allergies

Dangerous Fallacy: Natural Cosmetics do not Cause Allergies

arnikablueteAre nat­ural cos­met­ics always safe? Many users seem to think so, but – that is not true. Descrip­tions like “plant-based” or “nat­ural” are no guar­an­tee for cos­metic prod­ucts being well tol­er­ated. Even con­trolled nat­ural cos­met­ics con­tain plant extracts that, in turn, include irri­tat­ing and/or sen­si­tiz­ing sub­stances, giv­ing them the poten­tial to cause reac­tions of intol­er­ance or allergies.

Even nat­ural sub­stances such as mild arnica, gen­tle chamomile or calm­ing marigold can trig­ger aller­gies. It has been proven that these three plants are espe­cially prone to caus­ing aller­gic reac­tions, depend­ing on the con­cen­tra­tion of each sub­stance. It is impor­tant to con­sult a doc­tor when symp­toms occur.

Please also read the fol­low­ing articles:

How Dan­ger­ous are Cos­met­ics Prod­ucts? / Skin Irri­ta­tion, Aller­gies & Co. / What should allergy suf­fer­ers look out for in body care prod­ucts? / Sen­si­tive skin? A rel­e­vant topic for hotels! / ECARF – Europe’s Allergy Researchers / New EU Cos­met­ics Reg­u­la­tions in the Fall 2014

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