There are many raw materials from various sources that are used in the manufacturing of our products. We cannot guarantee that our products are totally free of ingredients that may cause an allergic response in individuals who are sensitive and react to nuts and legumes. As an example, very small amounts of allergens may cause a severe reaction to a person who is sensitive to peanuts if they come in 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, you should discuss them with your doctor before wearing any cosmetics.
REDUCING YOUR RISK
The list below provides guidelines to help reduce the risks linked with using cosmetics.
- Always read warning labels and directions for using cosmetics.
- Before using a new cosmetic product, try a test on a small area of your skin. Wait 24 hours. If there is no reaction, it should be safe to use.When using hair dyes, it is important to do the test each time you use it, even if you haven’t had problems before.
- Never share cosmetics with other people. This could expose you to another person’s bacteria. Also, if your cosmetics dry out, do not dilute them with water or saliva as this can contaminate them.
- A cosmetic labelled ‘hypoallergenic’ can still cause allergic reactions. ‘Hypo’ means less; the cosmetic does not prevent allergic reactions, it is only less likely to cause them.
- Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after putting on make-up.
- Keep your cosmetics away from sunlight and high temperatures. Light and heat can break down the preservatives that keep your cosmetics bacteria-free.
- Never use a spray can cosmetics such as hair spray near a flame or source of heat. The heat and flame can react with the cosmetics or hair spray causing an explosion or fire.
- Most cosmetics do not have expiration dates. However, it is recommended to change products like mascara every 3 months to reduce the risk of an eye infection. If you notice a change in the colour, odour or texture of a cosmetic, 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 a bad reaction to any cosmetic, stop using it immediately. Contact your doctor if the reaction is severe or prolonged.
YOUR PERSONAL RESULTS
We try to represent our products accurately. The individual personal results described here are not typical and will vary from customer to customer based on various reasons. These results should not be interpreted as a promise or guarantee.