How to make a lotion non-sensitizing & non-irritating?
<div>I have cut & pasted an article from the Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine about compounds in citrus oils that can cause photoxic reactions in the skin.</div>
What sort of ingredients can one add to a lotion or cream to make using citrus essential oils non-sensitizing & non-irritating?
Suggesting I use synthetic fragrance oils would be O.K. with me, BUT I have NOT found a nice smelling synthetic fragrance oil in creamsicle so I HAVE to make my own with orange essential oil and vanilla fragrance oil.
I use 0.5% allantoin in my lotions & creams. I had read that allantoin would bind to or react with some chemicals in a formula that might otherwise possibly be irritating. Before anyone “jumps all over me”, because I have stated something incorrectly, I read the article a few years ago, and I’m not a trained chemist, so it could be I am mistaken or have misremembered what I read.
THIS IS WHY I’VE ASKED MY QUESTION, A QUOTE FROM THE ABOVE ARTICLE:
In the United States, the presence of psoralens in certain citrus ingredients is addressed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel.<sup>16,17</sup> The panel concluded that citrus-derived peel oils, citrus peel-derived ingredients and other citrus fruit-derived ingredients containing psoralens are safe for use in rinse-off and leave-on cosmetic products under given conditions: when formulated to be non-sensitizing and non-irritating; and provided that leave-on products do not contain more than 0.0015% (15 ppm) 5-methoxypsoralen due it its potential for phototoxic reaction in the skin.
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