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Use of Our Products (Disclaimer)
Cosmetics are, by definition, applied to the human body, and not ingested and should not be ingested. They are made to improve appearance and enhance one’s beauty not to cure or treat any type of disease. We strongly suggest that any person with skin conditions, skin related diseases or skin related autoimmune diseases or skin cancer see a doctor to address any health issues and or concerns prior to purchasing any of our cosmetics, skincare, hair care products or wigs. Any officer, employee, affiliate, agent, or contractor is prohibited from giving any medical advice related to the use of our products. We also DO NOT recommend that users of our products and services self-diagnose or self-treat diseases or skin related health conditions.
Common Allergens Found in Cosmetic Products
The FDA has compiled the list below of common allergens found in some cosmetic products. These are allergens that cause most allergic reactions from the use of cosmetic products.
Common allergens fall into the five classes as detailed below: natural rubber, fragrances, preservatives, dyes, and metals.
What Consumers Can Do
Regarding allergens in cosmetics, the best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to know what you are sensitive to and how to avoid it. One way to accomplish this is by carefully reading the product ingredient labels and avoiding ingredients you know or think you are allergic to. It is not enough to check for terms like “hypoallergenic,” “fragrance-free” or “for sensitive skin,” as there is no federal standard or definition that governs the use of these terms in the U.S. However, under the authority of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires an ingredient declaration on cosmetic products sold at the retail level to consumers. However, certain ingredients may be listed as “fragrance,” or “perfume,” without identifying the specific ingredients.
If you have reviewed the product ingredient panel and still have questions regarding the substances in the product, you may contact the manufacturer listed on the product label. In addition, consumers should always check product labels and follow the manufacturer’s instructions before applying as directed. Reading the label on products is especially important as some products contain ingredients that may cause irritation, regardless of whether you have allergies or not. For example, manufacturers of certain hair dyes instruct users to test a small amount of product first to see if they have a sensitivity to the ingredients in the product before applying it more broadly.
Symptoms of Allergic Reactions
Allergic reactions can range in severity, but may include hives, itchy skin, a rash, flaking or peeling skin, facial swelling, irritation of the eyes, nose and mouth, wheezing, and anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include a lack of consciousness, shortness of breath, trouble swallowing, lightheadedness, chest pain, a rapid, weak pulse, nausea, and vomiting. If any anaphylaxis symptoms occur, immediately seek medical attention.
In addition to allergic contact dermatitis, fragrance ingredients may also affect the respiratory system because they are vapor and it’s dangerous to be inhaled. This is especially true in patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and viral respiratory infections. For people with sensitivities to certain fragrances, inhaling them may result in shortness of breath, the sensation of being suffocated, coughing, phlegm, a runny or stuffy nose, headache, chest tightness, and wheezing.
If you experience symptoms of what you suspect is an allergic reaction, consult your healthcare professional, as sensitivity to allergens can become more severe over time. Be sure to discuss with your healthcare provider what product or substance you think might be triggering the allergic reaction. They may recommend several types of tests to better understand what you are allergic to.
WHAT’S IN OUR PRODUCTS?
We use products that are known to not harm humans in general and we do not use harsh chemicals or other ingredients that are considered not good for you however people do have reactions to various natural ingredients like cocoa butter (which contains cocoa) or almond butter (which contains nuts) shea butter and wax made from beeswax. If you have ANY known allergies, please consult a doctor before using any of our products.
For more information on the FDA warnings on cosmetics please click here. Allergens in Cosmetics | FDA
Disclaimer: We are not medical doctors. In no manner, stated or implied, is any wording or statement on any platform by Onyx Beauty & Cosmetics meant or implied to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any illness or disease. Please be sure to obtain advice from a medical doctor before using any products that contain herbs or essential oils.
The information provided in this section is intended to inform, educate, prevent, and reduce innocent and/or risk when and if you use our products. You understand that this product disclaimer carefully and thoroughly informs any potential customer and using by choosing to purchase and use ANY of our products, you are doing so at your own risk and discretion. Onyx Beauty & Cosmetics bears no medical or legal responsibility to any persons who choose to ignore these disclaimers or does not seek the advice of a medical doctor.
Please keep all cosmetics products, skin care products and hair products out of the reach of children.
This disclaimer has not been evaluated by the FDA.