Allergen Information

Allergen Information

The Good Soap are chemical free hair and body care products. We don't use artificial fragrances - it is still however possible to react to certain products and natural oils and therefore this information is included for your safety.

The Good Soap does not use nut oils of any type in our products apart from Sweet Almond Oil in our Almond and Vanilla Lip Balm.

If you are to get a very rare reaction to one of our bars please rinse the affected area thoroughly in warm water, do not use the bar again. 

Please be aware that some of The Good Soap products contain very small amounts of certain ingredients that can be found on the known allergen list. On each of The Good Soap product descriptions underneath the ingredient section the naturally occurring allergens in each bar are listed. 

Although the word “allergen” doesn’t appear in the EU Cosmetic Regulation, the 26 substances listed in Annex III of the Regulation are known for their allergenic potential and are under the regulatory framework because of it. An allergen is commonly defined as “any substance, often a protein, that induces an allergy”.

The paragraph 49 of Regulation 1223/2009 of the Preamble states: “A number of substances have been identified by the SCCS as likely to cause allergic reactions and it will be necessary to restrict their use and/or impose certain conditions concerning them. In order to ensure that consumers are adequately informed, the presence of these substances should be mentioned in the list of ingredients and consumers’ attention should be drawn to the presence of these ingredients. This information should improve the diagnosis of contact allergies among consumers and should enable them to avoid the use of cosmetic products which they do not tolerate. For substances which are likely to cause allergy to a significant part of the population, other restrictive measures such as a ban or a restriction of concentration should be considered.”

Usually, allergens that have the most allergenic potential are contained in fragrances. In this optic, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published a factsheet where they explain that 1 to 3% of the European population have an allergy due to fragrance ingredients. In this opinion, the SCCS goes beyond the actual Regulation, and has identified 30 individual chemicals in addition to the 26 natural extracts listed by the Cosmetics Regulation. An update is expected for 2016-2017, and over 90 substances would then be regulated more strictly.