beauty, fitness

Makeup, hold the NUTS

I have had skin problems for as long as I can remember.  It’s actually how I got into makeup to begin with.  I always felt I needed to cover up so I learned different ways to do it.  In my teens, I was on every topical cream the dermatologist could prescribe.  Then I moved on to medication, even tried Accutane twice.  While it helped for a little while, it seemed nothing cured my acne.  Now in my thirties, I still suffer from it.  A doctor recommended I get an allergy test (why didn’t I think of that sooner).  So I did, and was shocked to find out I am allergic to tree nuts.  Eliminating them from my diet was one step.  Now comes the tricky part…eliminating them from my makeup, skin care and hair care.  Ever really look at the back of a bottle and read every ingredient? Well that has become my life.  Some of the nut oils found in beauty products are:

  • Almond
  • Brazil nut
  • Cashew
  • Hazelnut
  • Macadamia nut
  • Shea nut butter
  • Cocoa nut butter
  • Argan oil

So began my hunt for nut free products.  Here’s what I found:

These are some “safe” products.  I still love my other lines so I will be that crazy lady at the store reading every single ingredient on the back of the bottles.  If you have any nut free product recommendations, please let me know!

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