Common Categories of Irritating Ingredients
Did you know that fragrances aren’t the only thing people with SPD ( Sensory Processing Disorder) are irritated by in skin hair and actually food products too? It’s true! And now I’m going to share with you some of the other types of ingredients/byproducts that can irritate people with sensory issues regardless of if they have rosacea, ASD, or any other special need.
Many of the ingrediants below can be toxic no matter how natural they are. Many will cause issues ( even if unknown at first or on the surface don’t) to most people. Not everyone with PSD will have sensory issues with all of the below ingrediants. Just like having additives and preservatives in food aren’t ideal. Same idea with your skin and hair products too. Not every ingrediant in each and every category is unhealthy. Certain categories however have a lot more irritants and problematic ingrediants then others.
Just because 1 person with ASD/ SPD can eat something doesn’t mean they can tolerate it in all forms. That’s part of what makes SPD so unique. For example; I can eat organic olive oil just fine. If it’s the main ingrediant in my soap bar with no other ingrediant. The scent of it overwhelms me and gives me sensory issues. Now if I lessen the amount of olive oil in a bar of soap, I can be fine, if the other ingrediants are good for me. ( Your welcome! 😉 )
ex’s; hidden formaldehyde,
even milder ones like the parabens,
Borax, DMDM Hydantoin, and Kathon CG.
soap ( possibly NoT Always) and NoT the ones I recommend. Dove sensitive skin bar unfortunetly counts even if there is no fragrant or scent that will bother you.
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate may be derived from coconut. Among other ingrediants and additives that are also derived from coconut. Did u know some are allergic or sensitive to coconut?
scrub agents, This does mean that people with serious enough sensory issues or PSD issues should definitely avoid at all costs most forms of exfoliation.
Skin Repairing Ingrediants,
Balm Mint Extract
Bloodwort or Yarrow Extract
BIRCH BARK EXTRACT
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA or known as Lime oil or extract anything citrus is very bad for you.
Bay Leaf Oil
Irritant examples of these are
dicetyl-phosphate an ing. With byproducts and cetyl alcohol a known irritant.
Do you know two of the most absolute worst ingrediants sometimes formed into oils that are anti-irritants?
Unfortunately, there two of the most popular smelling tempted ingredients in cleaners, hair products, and skin products combined.
Lavender otherwise known as.
Lavendar Extract and Oil
Here are some very bad additional ingredients I would stay away from, no matter who you are.
Denatured alcohol, benzoyl peroxide, Daisy Flower Extract, Ethanol, Camphor, cinnamon, citrus-aurantium or orange blossom, Acetic acid, Ylang ylang, calamine ( remember, Calamine Lotion?) , anise (also a vegetable) can cause skin sun sensitivity too.
Aloe Vera and Caprylyl Glycol, (although very rare) some are allergic too. From my little research of it, it doesn’t seam to be people with “normal SPD issues”. If there is such a thing.! It seams to be NT’s with an allergy to it. But, I’m not allergic or sensitive too it either. If your not allergic to it, Aloe can be great . The 2nd ingrediant, I’m still researching. However, aloe is super moisturizing, so don’t use if your skin is a combo skin type or oily unless soothing a sun burn.