Want to know more about allergens? Here is our allergen list, which will help you understand what causes reactions in people with sensitive skin.

Ingredients you should avoid

We have put together a list of allergens that are frequently found in health, beauty and cleansing products, and which are known to aggravate asthma, eczema and other skin disorders. Neutral does not contain any of the ingredients below. If you take this list with you when you shop and avoid the following drugs, it should be easier for you to stay healthy.

Preservatives

  • Methyldibromo glutaronitrile (MDBGN)
  • Bromo-nitro-propane-diol (Bronopol) - also a formaldehyde release
  • Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC)
  • Paraformaldehyde
  • Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate
  • Formaldehyde
  • Kathon

Formaldehyde releasing substances

  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Diazolidinyl urea
  • Imidazolidinyl urea
  • Quaternium-15
  • DMDM hydantoin
  • Methenamine
  • Lanolin (crude)
  • Nickel
  • Kathon
  • Camphor (benzylhemiformal)

26 perfume substances known to cause allergies

  • Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
  • Amyl Cinnamal
  • Amylcinnamyl Alcohol
  • Anise Alcohol
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Benzyl Benzoate
  • Benzyl Cinnamate
  • Benzyl Salicylate
  • Butylphenyl Methylpropional
  • Cinnamal
  • Cinnamyl Alcohol
  • Citral
  • Citronellol
  • Coumarin
  • Eugenol
  • Evernia Prunastri (egemose extract)
  • Evernia Prunastri (egemose extract)
  • Farnesol
  • Geraniol
  • Hexyl Cinnamal
  • Hydroxycitronellal
  • Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
  • Isoeugenol
  • Lemons
  • Linalool
  • Methyl 2-Octynoate

Hormone disrupting drugs

  • UVA (Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane)
  • UVB (PEG-25 PABA)
  • 4-methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC) *

Others

  • Butyl paraben *, preservative
  • Isobutylparaben *, preservative
  • Propyl paraben *, preservative
  • Phthalates, plasticizers and denaturants

* Suspected. Its effect towards skin allergy is still being observed currently