Criteria for obtaining AllergyCertified certification
If you want your products to be AllergyCertified you must be aware that there are specific chemicals which are never allowed. These are ingredients which are known to be allergenic like perfume, and specific preservatives such as Methylisothiazolinone and Formaldehyde and its donors.
In order to be AllergyCertified a product needs to pass an allergy risk assessment. For this assessment we need full information and knowledge about the product. The information needed for the allergy assessment is: A copy of the products safety assessment, and INCI names/chemical names, CAS numbers, the exact concentrations, information about impurities and MSDS. A trusted toxicologist makes the allergy assessment and all information given to this person will be held confidential and only be used for the assessment. If needed we can make a secrecy agreement for this.
Chemicals not allowed
Chemicals classified with these R and H- sentences are generelly not allowed in AllergyCertified products unless the chemical is used in a specific product or in such low concentration that the SCCS and/or our advisory board assess it as safe.
Sensitizing and skin effect :
R42 May cause sensitisation by inhalation
R43 May cause sensitisation by skin contact
H310 Fatal in contact with skin.
H311 Toxic in contact with skin
H312 Harmful in contact with skin
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction
R40 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect
R45 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect
H350 May cause cancer .
H351 Suspected of causing cancer .
R60 May impair fertility
R61 May cause harm to the unborn child
R62 Possible risk of impaired fertility
H360 May damage fertility or the unborn child
H361 Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
R38 Irritating to skin
H315 Causes skin irritation
-Depends on the type of product (leave on, rinse off and the used concentration)
AllergyCertified products are not allowed to contain (negative list):
Perfume (Alpha isomethylionone, Amyl cinnamal, Amylcinnamyl alcohol, Anise alcohol, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl cinnamate, Benzyl salicylate, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Eugenol, Evernia Furfuraceae (træmosekstrakt), Evernia prunastri (egemosekstrakt), Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Hexyl cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Methyl 2-octynoate and all other perfumes whether they are synthetic or natural).
Plants from the Compositae or Asteraceae family are generally not allowed (examples on allergenic plant from this family could be)
Metals in colorants, some colorants can contain nickel or other allergenic metals. For these ingredients we need documentation that the level of the metal in the product is safe (NOAEL) for consumers who have already been sensitized to the nickel (the metal)
Acrylates, some specific acrylates such as Methaacrylate are not allowed. If the acrylate is an impurity in another chemical we an only allowed if there is a NOAEL value and the impurity is below this value
Preservatives allowed in AllergyCertified products (positive list)
(Some are depended on concentration)
Oils allowed in AllergyCertified products:
(for some of the oils we do need documentation for purity)
Aloe Barbadensis (depending on the level of Antraquinone)
Butyrospermum Parkii Butter
Brassica Campestris Oleifera
Borago Officinalis Seed Oil
Brassica Oleracea Italia
Brassica Napus Seed Oil
Elaesis Guineensis Oil/Elaesis Guineensis kernel Oil
Hydrogenated Canola Oil
Olea Europaea Oil
Prunus Amydalus Dulcis Oil
Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil
Ricinus Communis Oil
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil
If you want to use an oil thats not on the list, then you can give us the INCI name and CAS number and we will find out if it has allergenic potential or not.
 Since Contact Dermatitis can depend on the concentration of the chemicals that we get exposed to, we need the exact concentration of the ingredient in order to do our assessment.