Disinfectant or Not?

By Helle Forum, author A little while ago, Ewa Daniel from AllergyCertified, recommended the use of disinfectant as an alternative to hand washing, especially in winter, where the skin tends to become very dry. It got me in the ink house – I care, as anyone will know, a lot for all our microbiomes, including […]

CBD – Chemical of the month

By Mariam Tauhaybeche, Pharmacist What is CBD Cannabis is a psychoactive drug extracted from the Cannabis plant, primarily from the flower or fruit part and used for medical or recreational purposes. The main active parts from cannabis plants are Cannabidol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the psychoactive constituent of cannabis where CBD is non […]

Mineral Oils – Good or Bad?

by toxicologist Ewa Daniél  Sometimes consumers believe everything “natural” is wonderful and good. At other times consumers consider “natural” very, very dangerous. Here is our attempt to clarify the subject of mineral oils. Mineral oils are naturally occurring oils derived from purified crude oil that has been extracted from the earths underground. The white mineral oils are […]

Chemical of the Month: Perfume

by toxicologist Ewa Daniél    Perfume – What is it?  Perfume is one of the oldest man-made chemicals. It can be made both synthetic from chemical substances or natural from essential oils such as extracts from flowers and plants and contain from 10 to 300 different fragrances. It can be used in different concentrations depending […]

Five Tips to Prevent Skin Allergy

Here are tips to prevent skin allergy – we have listed them from the ideal to the difficult: Tip 1:   Look for AllergyCertified   The simplest and most effective way to avoid sensitization and developing a skin allergy is to buy products with an allergy certification. Why? The INCI lists on the back of products […]

My Thoughts Regarding Skin Allergy Revisited

  CEO Lene Stiil When we founded AllergyCertified five years back I wrote the piece below. I have made a few alterations, but most of it is exactly like it was back then. There are things in the world of health we can do nothing about. Different diseases have random hit rates. It can happen […]

Chemical of the Month: Salicylic Acid

By Kristina Vile, M.Sc. Molecular Biomedicin, AllergyCertified What is it? Salicylic Acid is an organic acid sometimes called a Beta-Hydroxy-Acid (BHA). It is probably best known as a compound that is chemically similar but not identical to the active component of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). salicylic acid occurs naturally in the bark of the willow tree, Salix […]

Are You Using Sunscreen Correctly?

By toxicologist Ewa Daniél, AllergyCertified Easter is already here and it looks as if it is going to be warm with lots of sun in Europe. Sun also means many of questions about sunscreen, which is why we have collected experts’ advice regarding sunscreen. What SPF should I choose? If you live in Denmark or […]

How we influence the market 2018

During 2018 we have denied certification of 46 products which equals approximately ten percent of the products we receive. Some has been denied certification because they contained ingredients we do not allow, others because the impurities in a used raw material were allergenic and hence we could not certify the finished product. In the following, […]