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Cosmetics are commonly used in everyday life. They can be divided into five categories:

  *  Skin  care products

  *  Skin  care  products

  *  Sun  protective  products

  *  Hair  care products

  *  Deodarants

                      The use of these products should consider the process quality and reliability. As well as the use of products that are suitable for individual skin condition. Allergic reaction and irritation are common problems at a time due to the use of cosmetic products by lack of knowledge and caution.



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Irritant contact dermatitis

                   Irritation can occur to anyone. Symptoms often consist of dry, tight, red rash and itching skin. Severe cases, the skin may be burned. Which now rarely encounter these problems Because of the current production of cosmetic ingredients without causing much irritation as in the past.  But there may be found in some cosmetics that contain AHA, or products that are not certified. In Case of allergic reaction, specific substances contain in cosmetics, called Allergic contact dermatitis, consist of dry, tight, red rash and itching skin.   If symptoms are severe, there will be lymphatic. This is shown clearly when using cosmetics for some time.  The symptoms of allergies to cosmetics allergic may be similar to other chemicals that may cause confusion 



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Image of irritation from the contact dermatitis.

How to simply observe when allergies or undesirable the symptoms

1.  Burns pain, red rash and itching skin often occur after using cosmetics around 2 days. When stop using it, the symptoms typically disappear. The itching and little red rash Until the severe as Blister. The areas are often found around the eyes because the skin is sensitive than other areas

2.  Atopic Dermatitis, Urticaria and swelling rash. Case of symptoms not severe, there may be swelling in particular area such as eyelid area. But if symptoms are severe, swelling rashes of face could be found such as respiratory;  choking suffocating and chest constriction

3.  White Marks make skin on the face is not constant. Sometimes may cause white stain. This occurs because of the use of cosmetics that contain Hydroquinone or use of cosmetics to make the white face skin. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration has banned Hydroquinone in cosmetics. But that does not ban in medical treatment.

4.  Black rashes occur after using cosmetics and skin exposed to sunlight. Making the substances is mixed reactions to light, which black mark on the skin, such as the perfume products.

5.  The change of hair and nails those are breakable and fragile due to chemical reagents  hair color nail polish. The acne is not a true Allergic reaction, but it is a symptom that can occur when using cosmetics for a long time. The substance is a mixture of oil can cause acne such as Lanolin, IPM and Mineral Oil etc.


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Various types of cosmetics that cause allergies can be classified as follows.

Surface Cleaning Products such as soaps, creams or gels for cleansing the face and body skin, especially the type of soap containing deodorant often causes rash because of a combination of preservatives and fragrances.


Skin care products  are the products that help maintain healthy skin such as Astringents  Moisturizers

*  Astringents or Toner

Astringents or Toner is used to eliminate impurities in the pores after cleansing.  The compounds that may cause allergic reactions are alcohol and salicylic acid. When the symptoms of allergic reactions will cause irritation, redness, itching and pain or burning


The main chemical compound in the Moisturizer can cause allergic reactions; red blisters and itch, such as propylene, glycol, protein and some vitamins. Frequently, allergy symptoms caused due to lanolin.

sunscreen Products  allergies can be caused due to allergies sunscreen sunscreen directly or may be allergies when the sun reacts to light. The substances that often causes allergy symptoms are substances of PABA (Paramino  Benzoic Acid) and Oxybenzone, which now deprecated. In addition, there may also be allergic to preservatives or coloring ingredients in the product.

Cleaning Products and Hair Care Products

Shampoo and conditioner frequently generate the bubble to cause irritation or itching and redness of the scalp such as substances of Sodium and ammonium lauryl sulfate 


Deodorant products

Often create allergic rashes because of perfume or salts of aluminum.

In addition, color cosmetics such as eye shadow, blush or lipstick. These can cause inflammation, redness and itching on the used areas Due to a combination of colors, fragrances and chemicals that cause the various glosses



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What kinds of the substance in cosmetics that most commonly effect allergic reactions.

In general, fragrances and preservatives is a substance that frequently use as ingredients in cosmetic products.

ü  Fragronce

1.  The causes of the most common allergy symptoms.

2.  Read and understand the labels on cosmetic products before you buy it. For example,  the label states that

* Unscented  means that the product contains no fragrance

* Hypo-allergenic fragrances  Means that the product contains perfume.  But there is less chance of allergies

ü Preservatives

             The cause of allergy symptoms is common minor. Typically, cosmetic products are often added the mixture of preservative to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi that can lead infections of the skin and prevent the deterioration of product quality without inhibiting the reaction with oxygen or light of preservatives in cosmetics; Paraben, Imidozolidinyl Usea, Quarternium – 15, DMDM hydantoin, Phenoxy ethanol, Methyichloroisothiazolinone and Formaldehyde etc. Allergy symptoms caused by the substance can be avoided by switching to a product containing a preservative 


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What to do when suspected allergies to cosmetics

* Stop using suspected cosmetics may be the cause of the allergy.  If symptoms improved indicates cosmetics causing allergic reactions. A simple way to prove that the cosmetics trigger allergic or not, applying on the palmer side of forearm for two consecutive day. If there are rashes, it indicates an allergy to cosmetics.

*  Patch test methods, dermatologists will be a tester by considering chemical ingredients in Cosmetics in concentrations that appropriate to be tested. Allergy on the back or arm skin normally takes two days to analyze the first results and two days later to analyze the next time.     If a red rash appears on tested areas, it shows that the substance can causes an allergic reaction.

When an allergic reaction should not buy medicine and eat by self. But you should see dermatologist to consult and receive the correct treatment.


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Article By
Wipanee Akarapusit M.D. (Dermatologist)

Specialize in Dermatologic Laser and Surgery, Facial Design and Body Contouring
MSc Dermatology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Specialize in Dermatologic Laser and Surgery, Facial Design and Body Contouring
Member of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery