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

Abrasives

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

Penetrants

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

Preservatives

  • Benzoic Acid
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Lactic Acid
  • Benzalkonium Chloride
  • Benzyl Alcohol (at less than 5% concentration level is acceptable.)

Solvents

  • Ethanol
  • Volatile Propellants
  • Isopropyl Alcohol

Ingredients not Allowed

Fragrance – only fragrance free products are accepted.

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

Humectant

  • Propylene Glycol (acceptable in a laundry product only)

Other

  • Balsam of Peru
  • Camphor
  • CBD
  • Cetylpyridinium Chloride
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Isobornyl Acrylate
  • Neomycin
  • Octocrylene
  • Retinol
  • Raw Honey (pasteurized, medical grade honey is acceptable)
  • Turmeric

Preservatives

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

Surfectant

  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine (acceptable in wash off products only)

Formaldehyde Releasers

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

Dyes

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

Fabrics

  • Wool
  • Polyester
  • Synthetic Fibers
  • Viscose
  • Nylon
  • Latex
  • Vinyl

Essential Oils and Extracts

  • Arnica Montana Flower Extract
  • Citronella
  • Eugenol
  • Geraniol
  • Lavender or Linalool
  • Lemongrass
  • Limonene
  • Menthol
  • Orange Peel
  • Peppermint
  • Tea Tree

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