Top Allergen Free is the new standard for hypoallergenic, backed by science and real patch testing data.
The problem with 'hypoallergenic' as it's used today, is that the term can mean whatever a particular manufacturer or brand wants it to mean. There is no federal standard that governs the use of the term. The word is used mostly used to make a product more marketable. Top Allergen Free is the new standard for Hypoallergenic. It's tied to real research data from thousands of skin allergy sufferers. A 'Top Free' product excludes the top most common allergens, which produces fewer allergic reactions than other products and is gentler to your skin. In fact, research shows that over 45% of contact skin allergies can be avoided simply by using SkinSAFE's 'Top Free' rated products.
When shopping for hypoallergenic products, look for Top Allergen Free rated products and other high scores to avoid the most common allergy causing ingredients.
The list of top common allergens that are included in our Top Allergen Free rating of products reflect Mayo Clinic research around allergen reaction rates from thousands of skin allergy sufferers in ongoing studies. The top common allergens list is periodically updated to reflect the latest results. The Top Allergen Free rating consists of the top most common allergy causing ingredients used in beauty and personal care products.
Patients with particularly sensitive skin may benefit from SkinSAFE shopping recommendations that are free of these allergens - products labeled 'Top Free'. Here is a list of the SkinSAFE common allergens based on whether they are a fragrance, preservative or other type of common allergen:
- Fragrance (Parfum) - Also excludes the most common allergy causing botanicals such as balsam of peru, cinnamic aldehyde, propolis (bee glue) and many more
- Formaldehyde - Also excludes the most common allergy causing preservatives such as quaternium-15 and many more
- Benzalkonium Chloride
- Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile
- Methylisothiazolinone & Methylchloroisothiazolinone
- Benzophenone 4
- Potassium Dichromate
- Cobalt Chloride
Each product is rated and labeled for safety against these common allergens.
Common Preservative Free
Free of formaldehyde and common allergy causing preservatives
Free of fragrances and allergy causing botanicals
Free of allergy causing parabens and related esters
Free of allergy causing lanolins and wool related ingredients
Free of coconut and related coconut derivatives
Free of topical antibiotics such as neomycin and bacitracin
Free of Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and related ingredients
Free of added nickel and cobalt related ingredients
Free of ADDED gluten and other wheat-related ingredients
Propylene Glycol Free
Propylene Glycol Free
Free of top common ingredients that cause lip irritation and allergy and free of allergy causing lanolins and wool related ingredients
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