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Which beauty products are likely to cause a skin reaction?

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  • Bath soaps
  • Detergents
  • Antiperspirants
  • Moisturizers
  • Products with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), especially a concetration over 10% or with a pH (acid level) of 3.5 or less
  • Tretinoin wrinkle creams and serums
  • Sunscreen
  • Eye makeup
  • Long-wearing lip stains
  • Permanent wave lotion, especially with glyceryl monothioglycolate
  • Shampoos
  • Hair dyes, especially with p-phenylenediamine or with ammonium persulfate (used to lighten hair)
  • Nail polish, especially with formaldehyde
  • Fingernail glue with methacrylate

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Dermatology. 

Food and Drug Administration.

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 12, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Dermatology. 

Food and Drug Administration.

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 12, 2017

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