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List of Common Allergens

Olivia Klein products contain as little allergising and sensitising ingredients as possible. Unfortunately, this does not always guarantee that a product is suitable for you. We recommend that you carefully test all cosmetic products on a small area of skin before first use.

You can find information about the most common allergens found in our products in the list below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, as it does not contain every single potential allergen found in our products. Please read through the product label carefully whenever you are about to use a new product.

Labelled as almond oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil). Almond may cause allergic reactions in those with birch pollen allergy and nut allergies. The following products contain almond and are not recommended for those with nut allergies:

  • Oil Wash & Care
  • Optimal Lotion

Labelled as either aloe vera leaf powder (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder) or aloe vera leaf juice (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice). The aloin contained in the aloe vera plant can cause contact dermatitis.

Labelled as avocado oil (Persea Gratissima Oil). Avocado is cross-reactive with latex allergies. The following products contain avocado and are not recommended for those with a latex allergy:

  • Hydra Serum
  • Prime Cream
  • Vitamin Cream

Chamomile can be labelled as any of the following: Roman chamomile flower water (Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water), Roman chamomile flower oil (Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil) or German chamomile flower oil (Chamomilla Recutita Flower Oil). Chamomile belongs to the aster/sunflower family. Products containing chamomile are not recommended for those with a mugwort allergy. Several Olivia Klein products contain chamomile, so please check the product label before use.

Citric acid is a fruit acid that can sensitise the skin to UV radiation. Citric acid may also cause skin irritation in low pH solutions and when used in high concentrations. Olivia Klein Acne Spray Toner contains citric acid, and therefore must not be used when exposed sunlight and should be allowed to fully absorb before going out in the sun.

The following product contain honey and are not recommended for those with pollen allergies:

  • Optimal Lotion
  • Sensitive Wash

Labelled as jojoba seed oil (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil). Jojoba may cause skin reactions and sensitisation.

Labelled as lavender flower extract (Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract) or lavender flower water (Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Water). Lavender may cause skin redness and sensitisation.

Labelled as lemon peel extract (Citrus Limon Peel Extract). The following products contain lemon and are not recommended for those with citrus fruit allergies:

  • Acne Spray Toner
  • Acne Wash

Niacinamide may lighten the skin when used in high concentrations.

Labelled as orange peel extract (Citrus Sinensis Peel Extract). The following products contain orange and are not recommended for those with citrus fruit allergies:

  • Acne Spray Toner
  • Acne Wash

Vitamin A can sensitise the skin to UV radiation. Olivia Klein Vitamin Cream contains vitamin A, and therefore must not be used when exposed sunlight and should be allowed to fully absorb before going out in the sun.

Labelled as tea tree leaf oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil). Tea tree oil is an exceptionally potent essential oil that can cause skin sensitisation, contact dermatitis and blistering. Olivia Klein products use tea tree oil for its antiseptic qualities, and only in very small concentrations.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that doubles as a preservative. It may cause skin sensitisation.

Labelled as white willow bark extract (Salix Alba Bark Extract). White willow contains salicylates, which is why it should be avoided if you suffer from aspirin sensitivity or allergy. Several Olivia Klein products contain white willow bark extract, so please check the product label before use.

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