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Allergy information

Always test products before use

Our 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 and does not contain every potential allergen. Please read through the product label carefully whenever you are about to use a new product.

Frequently asked about allergies

Unfortunately it is very hard to tell in advance whether a product will cause allergy symptoms. Cosmetics contain several different ingredients, so it can also be difficult to narrow down which ingredient is the one causing an allergic reaction. One can become sensitised to cosmetic ingredients over long periods of time, and symptoms can appear without warning.

If you are aware of an existing ingredient allergy or if you have strong pollen or plant allergies, please take extra care and test each product on a small area of skin before first use to make sure the product is suitable for you.

Apply a small amount of product onto a small area of skin, such as the inside of your wrist. Massage the product lightly and leave to dry for a little while. If you are testing a rinse-off product like a cleansing gel, rinse the product off with warm water after 5 minutes. If no skin reaction appears within the next few hours, you can use the product normally.

If your skin presents with severe irritation, sensations of heat, a rash, blisters, itchy spots or symptoms of acne or rosacea, stop using the product immediately. If necessary, rinse the product off with warm water and cleanse the affected area with a mild cleansing gel. We recommend seeking medical advice whenever using cosmetics causes any skin reactions or other symptoms.

The Finnish Coealiac Society is of the opinion that hydrolysed wheat is suitable even for a gluten-free diet. Please test all products on a small area of skin before use. If you suspect that a product might cause a reaction, it is always safer not to use it.

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Frequently asked about allergies

Unfortunately it is very hard to tell in advance whether a product will cause allergy symptoms. Cosmetics contain several different ingredients, so it can also be difficult to narrow down which ingredient is the one causing an allergic reaction. One can become sensitised to cosmetic ingredients over long periods of time, and symptoms can appear without warning.

If you are aware of an existing ingredient allergy or if you have strong pollen or plant allergies, please take extra care and test each product on a small area of skin before first use to make sure the product is suitable for you.

Apply a small amount of product onto a small area of skin, such as the inside of your wrist. Massage the product lightly and leave to dry for a little while. If you are testing a rinse-off product like a cleansing gel, rinse the product off with warm water after 5 minutes. If no skin reaction appears within the next few hours, you can use the product normally.

If your skin presents with severe irritation, sensations of heat, a rash, blisters, itchy spots or symptoms of acne or rosacea, stop using the product immediately. If necessary, rinse the product off with warm water and cleanse the affected area with a mild cleansing gel. We recommend seeking medical advice whenever using cosmetics causes any skin reactions or other symptoms.

The Finnish Coealiac Society is of the opinion that hydrolysed wheat is suitable even for a gluten-free diet. Please test all products on a small area of skin before use. If you suspect that a product might cause a reaction, it is always safer not to use it.

List of common allergens found in Olivia Klein products

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)

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. Nearly all Olivia Klein products contain aloe vera.

Orange (Citrus Sinensis)

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

Avocado (Persea Gratissima)

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:

Honey

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

Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis)

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

Chamomile, Roman (Anthemis Nobilis) and German (Chamomilla Recutita)

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.

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)

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

Almond (Prunus Amygdalus)

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:

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Niacinamide may lighten the skin when used in high concentrations.

Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Ester)

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.

Lemon (Citrus Limon)

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

Citric Acid

Citric acid is a fruit acid (AHA) 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.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)

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.

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

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

White Willow Bark (Salix Alba)

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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