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There are many raw materials from various sources that are used in the manufacturing of cosmetic products. We cannot guarantee the products available through our website are totally free of ingredients that may cause an allergic response in individuals who are sensitive to nuts and legumes. As an example, very small amounts of allergens may cause a severe reaction when a person sensitive to peanuts comes into contact with them. Sometimes simply kissing or hugging a person wearing some cosmetics can cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. If you have concerns about allergic reactions, discuss them with your doctor before using any cosmetics.
Limiting Your Risk When Using Cosmetics
This list provides guidelines to help reduce the risks linked with using cosmetics.
- Always read product warning labels and directions for using cosmetics prior to their use.
- Before using any cosmetic product try a test on a small area of your skin. Wait at least 24 hours. If there is no reaction, the product should be safe to use. When using hair dyes do the test before each use even if you haven’t had reactions before.
- Never share cosmetics with other people. This could expose you to another person’s bacteria. If your cosmetics dry out, do not dilute them with saliva or water as this could contaminate them.
- A cosmetic product labeled ‘hypoallergenic’ can still cause allergic reactions. Hypo means less; the product does not prevent allergic reactions, it is only less likely to cause them.
- Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after putting on makeup.
- Keep your cosmetics away from sunlight and high temperatures. Light and heat can break down the preservatives in your cosmetics that help keep them free from bacteria.
- Never use spray can cosmetics (especially hairspray) near a heat source or open flame. The heat and flame can react with the cosmetics or hairspray causing an explosion or fire.
- Most cosmetics do not have an expiration date. However, it is recommended to change cosmetics such as mascara every 3 months to reduce the risk of an eye infection. If you notice a change in the color, odor, or texture of a cosmetic product, stop using it.
- Keep cosmetic products and toiletries out of the reach of children. If a child swallows any of these products, contact a Poison Information Center near you.
- If you have any negative reactions to any cosmetic product, stop using it immediately. Contact your doctor if the reaction is severe or prolonged.
Your Personal Results
“We try to represent products accurately. The individual personal results described here are not typical and will vary from person to person based on a variety of factors. These individual results should not be interpreted as a promise or guarantee.
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