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Salicylate Sensitivity


Salicylic acid is the anti-inflammatory, pain relieving ingredient in aspirin and other similar products.  Salicylate sensitivity appears to be a growing trend, partly due to the fact that it's been added to many consumer products.  Salicylate free products are important for health to minimize sensitivity to salicylic acid, with side effects such as skin rashes and hives.  For those diagnosed with Reyes Syndrome, it could be devastating to use products with salicylic acid.  Salicylates are chemicals made naturally by plants in different concentrations.  They are also found in many fruits and vegetables.  This common aspirin ingredient, can also be found in your skin care, makeup, shampoo and toothpaste.


 


Salicylate Containing Products

  • Pain-relieving anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin
  • Menthol
  • Mint
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Artificial food coloring
  • Fragrance and perfumes
  • Shampoos and conditioners
  • Natural products with herbal and botanical ingredients
  • Cosmetics
  • Toothpaste, mouthwash
  • Muscle pain creams
  • Sunscreens
  • Skin care products
You may wonder, what could possibly be wrong with salicylic acid ingredient in the products listed above.  Salicylate intolerance is not uncommon.  Due to multiple sensitivities, those suffering with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia or irritable bowel syndrome can also benefit with salicylate free products.
For people with a low tolerance to salicylic acid, reaction to even small amounts of salicylates may cause the following symptoms:
  • Headaches
  • Trouble breathing, similar to asthma-like symptoms
  • Itching
  • Skin rash, hives
  • Swelling of the hands, feet and face
  • Stomach pain
     
    Selecting Salicylate Free Products

    Cleure salicylate free products are formulated with non-irritating ingredients.  We strongly feel you can be beautiful without the risk of potentially toxic ingredients. Our skin care, hair care, personal care and makeup have the following features:
    • Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic
    • Salicylate free, fragrance free
    • For all skin types, including sensitive skin and problem skin
    • Made in the USA
    • Rated SAFE by Skin Deep and Good Guide
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