With so many wonderful facial, body and hair oils out there on the market today, some people may need to read the ingredient list carefully… especially if you have nut allergies.
Most of the time a rich facial oil might include moisturizing almond, macadamia or beech nut oil. All beneficial and great for the skin, but, if you have an allergy to foods like peanuts and/or tree nuts, then you might want to stay away from certain nut oils even for your skin! Argan oil (although not considered a nut) has triggered symptoms of those highly allergic to tree nuts.
I talked with Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, Co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, DC., about how severe skin allergies can be. “Some people have very strong allergies to nuts and need to stay away from them in all forms,” explains Dr. Tanzi. But what about other foods like coconut and apricot oils? They aren’t considered nuts, but always make sure to do a skin patch test before trying any product.
And, if you do happen to experience an allergic skin reaction, Dr. Tanzi recommends discontinuing the product and and applying 1% of over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream for 3-4 days. Below, I’ve accumulated the best nut-free facial, hair and body oils for those allergic to nuts. You no longer have to give up on the facial oil craze, so enjoy and start using some oils!
Facial Cleansing Oil: Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil is a lightweight oil cleanser for combination — oily skin that washes away enlarged and clogged pores with Sakura Complex to eliminates excess sebum and provide much needed moisture. Cherry extract removes dead skin cells, bringing smoothness to the skin and a refined complexion.
Body Oil: Bare Love Body Luxury Body Fuel is formulated with the brand’s exclusive OlioLove Technology that secures liquid oils into buttery soft and fuss-free firm oils. Its time-released formula is ideal for all skin types to provide immediate skin barrier protection. Sunflower seed oil, coconut oil (which IS NOT A NUT!) and rice bran oil provide intense moisture with a non-greasy residue. It is also rich in vitamin C and E, essential fatty acids and omega 6 & 9.
Hair/Scalp Oil: Suki Hair/Scalp Conditioning Oil with lavender and rosemary is a 3-in-1 non-oily, leave-in deep conditioner for dry, damaged hair. It is specially formulated for sensitive scalps with issues such as eczema, dermatitis and dandruff. Common scalp problems are soothed with neem oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E.
Face Oil: Pamper dry skin this winter with Kō Denmark Anti-Aging Rosehip & Evening Primose Face Serum, designed to help calm dryness and reduce fine lines. Evening primrose oil‘s ability to clear skin and rosehip oil‘s concentration of essential fatty acids, vitamin e, vitamin c and b-carotene (a form of vitamin a) help promote cellular metabolism, while natural plant oils and floral essences deeply moisturize. Skin is left looking dewy and supple for glowing skin. I had no reaction whatsoever, and it has actually helped with my acne.
Anti-Acne Oil: Discover the amazing antiseptic properties of tea tree oil. Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil deep-cleans pores and relieves redness. It is best to dilute the oil on a cotton pad first with water — add one drop of the tea tree oil to a wet cotton ball . It is also great as a scalp and manicure/pedicure treatment to ward off oil and fungus.
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