Seal of Acceptance Ingredient Information

The Seal of Acceptance may be awarded to products that avoid ingredients known to irritate eczema or sensitive skin.

The following list of irritants and contact allergens is presented as a guide only, as there are other ingredients categories such as vehicle components, surfactants, chemical sun blocks and natural ingredients (oils plant and food products) that require specific review.

The Seal of Acceptance Review Panel may require additional data to determine suitability.

Product type and formula concentration levels are considered in the evaluation.

Ingredients to be Avoided


  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Urea
  • Mica
  • Silica
  • Bismuth Oxychloride
  • Polyethylene Beads


  • Low-molecular weight glycols(in high concentration levels)
  • Hydroxyl Acids Retinoids


  • Benzoic Acid
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Lactic Acid
  • Benzalkonium Chloride


  • Ethanol
  • Volatile Propellants
  • Isopropyl Alcohol


  • Arnica Montana Flower Extract

Ingredients not Allowed


  • Colognes
  • Herb Extracts
  • Masking Fragrance
  • Perfume
  • Synthetic Fragrance


  • Propylene Glycol


  • Balsam of Peru
  • Camphor
  • CBD
  • Cetylpyridinium Chloride
  • Isobornyl Acrylate
  • Milk Protein
  • Octocrylene
  • Retinol


  • Benzisothiazolinone
  • Capryloyl Salicylic Acid
  • Formaldehyde
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI)
  • Methylisothiazolinone (MI)
  • Methyl Dibromo Glutaronitrile
  • Salicylic Acid

Formaldehyde Releasers

  • quaternium-15
  • 2 bromo 1-3 nitropropane diol
  • diazolidinyl urea
  • imidazolidinyl urea
  • DMDM hydantoin


  • D and C yellow #11
  • F, D and C blue #1
  • F, D and C yellow #5 (tartrazine)

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