The main allergens in cosmetics for skin care have been recognized vegetable and essential oils, extracts of chamomile, lemon balm, lavender, parsley and sage, vitamin C, oil of lemon grass, lemongrass, orange tree, plant proteins and their sources – collagen, wheat, avocado, calendula, coconut.
The researchers also determined that the active cause irritation antibacterial and healing ingredients – aloe and honey, a substance included in the anti-aging cosmetics – retinol, flavonoids, volatile.
In color cosmetics range of allergens it was much wider. It included the synthetic dyes, emulsifiers, parabens, flavoring agents, certain types of waxes, processed products of refinery, vitamins, moisturizers, and vegetable oils, fatty acids, humectants (hyaluronic acid, ceramides, glycerol), vitamins.
How to produce hypoallergenic cosmetics?
- Conceiving to launch hypoallergenic products, manufacturers are developing long-beauty trends, trying to minimize the risks, they are trying to replace the maxim of allergenic ingredients for safer analogues.
- For example, cosmetics for aged skin is not added retinol and phytoestrogens – substances that do not cause corrosive skin reactions.
- As for oil, by long-term experiments, scientists have identified a range of hypoallergenic nature: shea butter, sunflower, avocado, castor. By the way, shea butter and sunflower have natural UV filters, and often serve as protection components in a hypoallergenic sunscreen.
- With decorative cosmetics situation is more complicated. Instead, manufacturers have artificial colors to use natural, as a rule, it is micronized minerals. They play a role not only of dyes, but also skin moisturizers, nutrients. However, due to the fact that it is necessary to use natural ingredients, the range of colors such cosmetics halved, here you will not find a huge color palette for every taste.
How safe is hypo?
The ink and contour pencils, artificial waxes instead of trying to add a vegetable.
Of course, to cosmetics to work effectively and confirms range of actions, prescribed on the package, manufacturers can not absolutely do without allergenic components, for example, the same essential oils that are used for deep skin nourishment, and vitamins B and C, act as active antioxidants . Such substances are added in hypoallergenic cosmetics, but in minimal doses, or specially processed to remove from the corrosive elements.
To such cosmetics kept longer, the role of synthetic preservatives perform specially designed components which are hypoallergenic.