Skincare Ingredients That Cause Allergic Reactions on the Face
If you have had a face allergy to a skin cream or new skincare products, you know how uncomfortable the skin inflammation from a skin allergy can be. Whether you have tiny bumps on the face, redness, swelling, hives or itching, you can treat the face allergy with anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients.
However, you must figure out what skin care ingredients in your skin care products that caused the skin allergy.
If you suffer from skin allergies you have two choices:
1. Figure out what you are allergic to by keeping a diary or getting patch testing.
2. Find a skincare brand that is hypoallergenic.
Our favorite hypoallergenic skincare brand was developed by a dermatologist and does not have the 100 most common allergens in it.
These are the most common skincare ingredients that cause a skin allergy (in alphabetical order)
2,5 Diaminotoluene Sulfate
2-Ethylhexyl-4-dimethylaminobenzoate (Eusolex 6007) (Padimate O) (Octyl Dimethyl paba)
2-Ethylhexyl-4-methoxycinnamate (Parsol MCX)
2-Hydroxy-4-methoxy-benzophenon-5-sulfonic acid (Sulisobenzone)
2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone (Eusolex 4360)
3-(4-Methylbenzyliden)camphor (Eusolex 6300)
4-Aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
4-tert-Butyl-4’-methoxydibenzoylmethane (Parsol 1789) (Avobenzone)
Balsam of Peru (myroxylon pereirae)
Di-alpha-tocopherol acetate (vitamin E)
Dog rose hips
Euxyl K 400 (Methyldibromo-glutaronitrile-phenoxyethanol)
Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives (FRPs):
- Imidazolidinyl Urea (Germall)
- Diazolidinyl Urea (Germall II)
- Bromonitropropane diol (Bronopol)
- DMDM Hydantoin
Octyl salicylate (Octisalate)
Phenylbenzimidazol-5-sulfonic acid (Eusolex 232)
Propolis (bee’s glue)
P-Tert-Butylphenol Formaldehyde Resin
Sorbitan monooleate (Span 80)
St. John’s wort
Tea Tree Oil
Toluenesulphonamide Formaldehyde Resin (tosylamide)
Triclosan (Irgasan DP 300)
Ylang Ylang Oil
Our advice is to write down everything you put on your face in the last 12 hours. With time you will start to see a pattern and this can help you narrow down which ingredients caused the reaction. You can also see a dermatologist and get patch testing done to identify the exact allergens.