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Allergic Reaction to Dermologica Products

written by: Lisa Mason • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 3/30/2011

Learn more about what causes an allergic reaction to dermalogica products. You are not alone in this condition. Find out more today.

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    Allergic Reaction to Dermalogica Products

    Even products containing the highest quality ingredients can cause sensitivities or allergic reactions in some people. More sensitive people will have reactions to nearly everything. While many skin care products contain mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances, SD alcohol, formaldehyde and lanolin, Dermalogica products are free of these common irritants that cause problems with many users.

    Natural ingredients, including green clays, rice bran, balm mint, natural essential oils and extracts used with the lactic acid, fruit enzymes and salicylic acid are the basis of Dermalogica products. Even with the efforts aimed at producing a high quality line of products that could be successfully used in the skin care routines of most people, occasionally sensitivities occur.

    Different people have different levels of tolerance to even the most gentle, calming products. Natural products cause allergies to susceptible people just as chemical compounds do. Reactions to an element that a person is sensitive to can cause various reactions based on different levels of sensitivity.

    It’s rare for a person to have a serious allergy problem with any type of cosmetics, but mild reactions are common. It’s estimated that 10 percent of cosmetic consumers will show sensitivities to skin products. The most common forms of reactions are dermatitis.

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    Irritant Contact Dermatitis

    Anyone can suffer from irritant contact dermatitis and it is the most common problem that faces users of skin products. When a person has a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient in a skin care product, areas of the skin can turn red or become itchy. In some cases the consumer can break out in hives. Scales that can turn into blisters can appear, and if the area is scratched to relive the itchiness, the blisters can break open and ooze.

    The top layer of the skin is thin in areas like the eyelids, and these thin areas are the most susceptible to irritant contact dermatitis. Dry and cracked skin areas are also at risk.

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    Allergic Contact Dermatitis

    An individual’s immune system reacts to elements that a person is exposed to, and if it sees a substance that it considers foreign, it will try to protect the body. The result is often an allergic reaction symptom.

    A reaction to a substance, natural or chemical, that a person is allergic to can appear anywhere on the body. The symptoms can range from redness to a breakout of hives. Allergic contact dermatitis from skin products usually show up around the ears, lips, neck and eyes.

    Sometimes the allergic reaction shows up immediately after the skin comes in contact with the irritant. At other times problems only appear after weeks of continuous exposure of the ingredient the user is sensitive to.

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