This article was created since we got many requests to speak more about allergic substances and how to recognize them. Plus, this is a topic that is close to our hearth as we created EREZ Organic for people who want natural cosmetic but are prone to allergic reactions to skin products. We understand that there are ingredients that are good for your skin but have a higher chance of allergic reaction.
Allergens in Natural skin care and do I need to worry? The short answer is NO! Natural ingredients have no real stronger potential to enhance allergies. Natural cosmetic might expose an allergic reaction sooner due to the purer ingredients as a person can meet them during their whole life and are known.
It’s important to know that natural cosmetics have actually a stronger effect on the skin. This can be positive or negative and can affect the skin greatly. Consumers are often surprised that their itchy skin, rashes or swollen eyes can be caused by natural cosmetic products. Just because something is natural it doesn’t mean it doesn’t cause side effects.
There are no rules for “organic” or “natural” cosmetic, which means that any manufacturer can benefit and advertise these names on their products. Private labels/seals should solve this problems but not a single government-funded seal of approval exists, which means there is no transparency or unified logo. The point of the private labels is to restrict the use of some substances, which are allowed in conventional cosmetics.