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I thought that discovering foods that are #peanutfree and processed in a peanut free facility was tough enough. But peanuts/peanut oil can be found in pretty much anything and are added to many products. Products such as: toothpaste, makeup and bath and body care. I am discovering that checking if a product is both peanut free and produced in a peanut free facility is an entirely different, and in many ways a much tougher challenge. I have found that these products are regulated less than food brands are, many brands never respond to my inquiry, and, to add to the confusion, peanuts included in skincare products are regularly listed in the ingredients by their scientific name, Arachis hypogaea.
I am very careful with the personal care products that I use. I always make sure they are not tested on animals, contain 'clean' ingredients, no phthalates, no parabens, no soy, and of course do not contain peanuts. But it did not even occur to me to make sure that they were also processed in a peanut free facility, as I do with foods, so that there is no cross-contact risk until one day I noticed on the Badger Healthy Body Care website a note in their FAQS section. It explained that some of their products are made in a facility with peanuts, and not safe for those with a peanut allergy. I wondered, 'are my face products and toothpaste safe for me to use?'. After all, when you brush your teeth, use lip gloss, or apply lotion if there is any cross contamination from peanuts in the product it would cause an allergic reaction, just like with foods. One day I was looking at a Weruva face cream and noticed a word I did not recognize, but it sounded familiar, Arachis Hypogea. I took out my phone and looked it up and saw that Arcahis Hypogea is the scientific name for peanuts/peanut oil. I couldn't believe that now I needed to be on the lookout for peanuts listed by its scientific name; I had not realized that peanuts would be listed differently on these products.
I began my research into finding safe products by looking into my toothpaste, and then move on from there to my other personal care products. I emailed JASON, the brand who made the Power Smile Toothpaste I was using. I explained that I have a peanut allergy and asked if their 'toothpaste is made in a facility with peanuts?'.
This is the response I received from JASON:
Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for reaching out to us. We always appreciate hearing from our loyal consumers! Our Jason formulations come from a variety of sources and combinations of derivatives and are not screened for traces of specific allergens. We cannot guarantee that this product is allergen free. If we can be of further assistance, please reply to this email by clicking the link below. Or, give us a call at 877-527-6601. We are here to chat with you Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm Eastern Time. Sincerely, Pat D. Jason Product Specialist Reference #: 003876313A
I found this response quite upsetting; after all I am asking a straightforward question, either there are peanuts present in the facility where the toothpaste is processed or not. Further, since I was asking about toothpaste of all things, I thought that there would be a very small chance of peanuts being present; I expected my question to be one that was easy to answer. I replied to Pat, and again asked if she could answer my question, I also added that since toothpaste is something that goes in my mouth I would like to make sure it is safe for me to use. I thought that maybe they did not understand my concern. After waiting and never receiving a response back I decided to call JASON customer service. Strangely enough I actually ended up speaking to the same representative who I emailed, Pat. I explained to Pat that I knew my question might seem strange but that, 'I am very allergic to peanuts and want to make sure that there is no risk of cross contamination in my toothpaste.' I again asked if she could please find out if the toothpaste is made in a peanut free facility. She explained that she was not sure that she could answer my question, but she was kind, and understood my concern. She said she would check with her supervisor to see if she could find out an answer for me. About thirty minutes later Pat called me back. She explained that, "unfortunately I am not able to verify that there are no peanuts. I wish I could, but just because of what we discussed, different manufactures possibly using the same facility, I really have no way of knowing so I am going to say that if you are sensitive you may need to switch to anther brand. Thanks for getting in touch and I wish I had better information for you, but at this point I just don't." I was very surprised to learn that my toothpaste could potentially have peanuts in it, but I was very glad that Pat actually tried to answer my question. I have added JASON to my Not OK-Peanuts in Facility list.
I now had to find a new toothpaste.
I was nervous to call another brand, nervous that I would continue to get the run around and wishy washy non-answers. I decided to reach out to Tom's of Maine because I was very happy with their toothpaste in the past, and I know they are a good company. I called them and was floored with the answer. I reached a nice gentleman in customer service and asked, 'is your toothpaste is made in a facility with peanuts?', the customer service rep responded without pause, "no, no peanuts, there are coconuts in some products but no peanuts in any Tom's of Main products or in our facility". I was so surprised to hear such a quick and straight forward answer after what I had been through with JASON that I almost didn't believe that I had heard him correctly. After thanking him for his help I hung up the phone and drove straight to the market to buy Tom's of Maine toothpaste and a new toothbrush, just to cover all my bases. I have added Tom’s of Maine to my No Peanuts list.
Now that I had found a toothpaste that is safe to use it was time to check on my other products such as skincare and makeup.
After my struggle with JASON to find out if their products are made in a peanut free facility I worried that getting straight forward answers from these companies was going to be a real struggle. I started by reaching out to the brands in my own cabinet, and I continue researching companies whenever I come across a product I am interested in trying. I send every brand the same email:
I am wondering if any of your products contain peanuts or are made in a facility with peanuts? I have a peanut allergy and I cannot use any products where peanuts are present in the facility due to the risk of cross contamination. I am only asking about peanuts, I am not asking about any tree nuts or other allergens, only peanuts. I did not see any peanuts listed anywhere on your products, but I thought it best to check. I saw that a face lotion that I was going to try contained peanuts, and I have seen brands whose products are made in a facility with peanuts and are therefore not safe for me to use. It would’ve never occurred to me to check skincare products until I saw that. Please let me know, I really hope I can use your products.
Thank you very much!
Here is what I have discovered, starting with the skincare brands I love because all their products are peanut free, are made in a peanut free facility, and they make wonderful products!
These companies all took the time to write me thoughtful answers, and offer transparency with both their facility and ingredients. Also, of course, they do not test on animals. Even though I have confirmed that these brands do not manufacture anything with peanuts/peanut oil and that their facility is peanut free it is very important to always spot check a product before you use it. I always place some product on the inside of my wrist before using it on my face. I wait a couple hours to make sure I do not have any reaction to ensure that it is safe for me to use. Taking this extra step makes me feel that much more comfortable using a product.
The following companies are on my No Peanuts List:
Our production facility does not use or process peanuts/peanut derived ingredients.
Alaffia produce my favorite coconut lip balm and body lotion, I have a separate post about them which you can read here.
Thank you for reaching out with your question on peanuts/peanut oil - what a wonderful resource to provide for people who suffer from this allergy and may not know where it lurks in their products.
Our hypoallergenic formulations do not contain any ingredients that can trigger allergies including peanuts/peanut oil nor are they made in a facility that also processes peanut/peanut oil.
We are happy to make your safe list.
Please reach out if you have any further questions and Happy New Year!
I am so excited to try Biophile. I became interested in trying their line of products when I saw that they create, “microbiome-supporting skincare”, something that really intrigued me and you can read about the science behind their line on their website. The ingredients in their products are wonderful, they are a clean skincare line and make their products in small batches. I am so happy to find a skincare line with such attention to detail and a dedication to the science behind their products. I’ve noticed the past months that my skin has been changing, and I am finding that the products that used to work for me are just not making a difference for me anymore.
Thank you so much for your interest in Doctor Rogers RESTORE!
We have been in contact with our production facility to answer your question. Doctor Rogers RESTORE is peanut/soy/tree nut free. Our production facility does not handle food products but has a couple products that contain a few nut oils.
The production facility uses oils from Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, Castor Seed, Jojoba Seed, Sunflower Seed, Rosehip, Shea Butter, Olive, Neem, Meadowfoam Seed, Macadamia Nut, Avocado, Hemp Seed, Grapeseed, Coconut, Baobab, Batana, Babassu and Hydrolyzed Soy Protein – (soy plants to extract into amino acids). We are more than happy to send some samples of our RESTORE products for you to try! We have not heard from any customer about a reaction and we use an FDA certified manufacturing plant which is held to very high cleaning standards but we also understand that every batch and every person can be slightly different.
We hope this helps and please don't hesitate to email us if we can be of any further assistance!
I really appreciate that Doctor Rogers checked both the facility where they manufacture their products, and their products themselves and made sure they are for sure peanut free. I saw them first at Credo Beauty and loved that their products are made with simple clean ingredients; they also have fantastic reviews.
From the website, "Dr. Bronner’s products are gluten-free, and do not contain soy, nuts, or any other common allergens. Our coconut oils are produced and bottled in nut-free facilities with equipment used exclusively for our coconut oils.
Dr. Bronner's makes some of my favorite hand and body soap. I love the lavender scent and the clean, natural ingredients. I also appreciate the company’s core values and their focus on environmental causes.
Thank you for your inquiry.
Good news for you; our products are made in a facility that is peanut free! If however, for any reason, you do experience a reaction please discontinue use immediately.
I use many Earth Science products. My favorites are the eye makeup remover, lavender deodorant and clarifying face wash. I have very sensitive skin and I have found their products to not cause any irritation. I am glad that I can continue to use their products and support them.
Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for reaching out to us here at evanhealy! So happy to hear that you found us at Whole Foods. We do not use peanuts in any of our products or work with peanuts in our facility (unless you count biodegradable packing peanuts made from cornstarch). As with any product, if you have allergy's I would recommend that you also try it on a small patch of skin just to make sure. I hope this helps to answer your question - but feel free to let me know if you have other questions I can help with. Warm Regards, Kimberly Duncan
I am excited to try the evanhealy skincare line, their products have simple, all natural ingredients and the ones I saw at the shop smell so wonderful.
Hello Elizabeth, Thanks for contacting us! Our sunscreens do not contain any peanut or peanut by- products. Our supplier also tests for these allergens, however, we are not a nut-free facility. For those with allergies, we recommend trying our sunscreen on the inside of the elbow 24 hours prior to use to make sure it works well them. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Have a great day!
Kind Regards, Lauren Harding Living in Southern California means that I am often outside hiking or at the beach. I like using Goddess Garden's sunscreen, they're reef safe, great ingredients and don't smell harsh like many sunscreens do.
Thank you for your email!
No, we don't use any peanut oil or peanuts in our products. Since we manufacture everything in house, no peanuts will ever get in contact with our equipment.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Have a great day, Elizabeth!
Best wishes, Johan Axelqvist Co-founder, Henné Organics
I really appreciate the email I received from Henne Organics. It is a understanding and kind response, and most importantly clearly answers my questions. I love their lip tints. They are so moisturizing and the colors are gorgeous. Both my Mom and myself use them every day. They give just enough color. I like Muse best, a lovely berry/rose shade.
Thank you for your email and your interest in our products. We do not have peanuts present in our facility! We only manufacture Honey Girl Organics Organic Skin Care!
I hope this helps and please let us know if you have any other questions.
Mahalo, Jerilyn Perry
I like using Honey Girl Eye cream and Facial Scrub and am happy that I can keep using their products. It is also nice to support a brand who only manufactures their own skincare line in their facility so you get complete transparency with the product and ingredients.
Dear Elizabeth Thank you for your message. One of the cornerstones of our ingredient sourcing is our strong commitment to the quality of ingredients we use in our products. As for products that contain peanuts/peanut oil or are made in a facility with peanuts/peanut oil, we do not produce any products that contain peanuts or peanut oil. In the very rare case that any peanut/peanut oil exposure was to reach our ingredients, then they would be identified by our third party, and that ingredient or product would not be sold to our customers. We are very proud of the quality of products we put in the market, and as a result, we've received and will continue to uphold our strict sourcing and careful formulations to provide you with the best skincare products. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything else we can help with. Kindest regards, Elizabeth
I am happy to receive such a through and understanding email back from Josh Rosebrook. They offer both skincare and hair care products; all are cruelty free and made with clean ingredients.
I can confirm that there are no traces of peanuts in our products.
Digital Community Engagement Coordinator
It can be very difficult to get a clear answer from cosmetic brands because they mostly use a shared facility with other brands. Kjaer Weis checked that both their products do not contain peanuts/peanut oil in the ingredients and they checked with their manufacturer to make sure that their would not be any risk of peanuts from the facility. I really love Kjaer Weis cosmetics. I use their eye-shadows everyday, they do not irritate my eyes or dry out my skin and the colors are wonderful! I also like their lip-gloss and lipstick.
Dear Elizabeth, We confirm that all our products are free from peanuts / peanuts derivatives.
La Bouche Rouge, Paris
I'm looking forward to tying this french line of cosmetics. Their lipstick look wonderful and I like that you can refill their products so that there is less environmental impact.
Thank you so much for your positive feedback.
Our lab and office are peanut free.
Warmest Regards, Amy
Luxe Beauty states on their packaging that their products are nut free which I love. But I still emailed them to confirm that their products are also made in a peanut free facility. I am so glad that they wrote me back, and that there is no risk of cross contamination. I love their products; they have great clean ingredients and they have done wonders for my skin.
I have great news for you! Our entire line is free of any peanut ingredients or derivatives and we don't share a facility with any other brands. So, you're safe to use anything on our site.
We also have an amazing makeup artist on staff who does free palette customizations. If you're ever interested in that just send us a selfie and let us know what products you're interested in.
I saw MOB Beauty at Detox Market and everything looks wonderful. I love their ingredients and that they offer sustainable packaging. I have been searching for a new foundation, lipstick and mascara; I am really looking forward to trying this line of makeup.
Thank you for contacting Odacité.
We do not use peanut oil in our products or warehouse.
Clientele Services Specialist
Odacité has a variety of skincare, all with wonderful ratings, and all made in my state of California, something I love. I am so happy to know that I can safely try them. They use plant extracts and pure simple ingredients. They have many products that I am anxious to try, top of that list is their Ultra Effective Eye Cream.
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for reaching out with this great question. It is not odd and I am happy to tell you we are Vegan, our products are not made with gluten and we have no peanuts in our factory or products. The owners very conscientious of this as so many have these allergies. You can buy with confidence that we have no peanuts. Have a great day, Vickie
I was surprised with the email from Pacifica because so many larger brands have not been very transparent with either their facility or ingredients, nor have they shown they care about allergies like Pacifica states they do. I am thrilled that I can use their products! I like their face wipes and face wash and look forward to trying more products. I love that I can find their products at Target and that they are reasonably priced.
From their website: "Are your products made in a factory that is nut free?
Yes, all our products are made in a nut free facility."
Raw elements sunscreen has great ingredients, they use Non-Nano Zinc Oxide and are cruelty free. On the ingredients for the individual products they state that they are nut free, and on their FAQ's page they go the extra step to state that not only are their products nut free but their facility as well. I am looking forward to trying their sunscreen.
Thank you for reaching out to us.
We're so pleased to hear that you found us at Sephora! We also love that you are compiling a list for your website of peanut free brands to help others. We do not have any peanut or peanut derived ingredients in our products and have confirmed with our product development team that there is no possibility of peanut or peanut oil cross-contamination where our products are manufactured :)
Please let us know if there's anything you need help with or if you have any questions!
I am so happy that I can use rms beauty and that they do not have any peanuts/peanut oil in their products or facility. They have a wonderful selection of makeup; I absolutely love their un-cover up concealer, it is amazing! All their products have natural ingredients with most being organic too. They are also the only brand that is sold at Sephora who actually answered my question; so many write me back that they use tree nuts & to avoid their products, or they tell me they cannot answer my question. I am so glad to receive such a wonderful response from rms beauty.
Thank you for your email. No peanuts in any of our products and no peanuts in our facility at all.
I love their body lotion, cbd lotion, and body wash. My favorite scents are: coconut, gardenia and honeysuckle, although all their products smell amazing and are all very moisturizing.
Our products do not contain peanuts/peanut oil and are not produced in a facility that processes peanuts/peanut oil.
Thank you for reaching out to us,
Sunday Riley Modern Skincare
I am glad I can try Sunday Riley skincare. Their products have clean ingredients and great reviews on Sephora.
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for reaching out. We do not have any peanut oils or peanuts in any of our products. As of right now, we don’t have an official statement from each of our suppliers but to the best of our knowledge and based on available documentation and site audits, we are not aware of our manufacturers using peanuts in their facilities. Hope this information is helpful.
Youth to the People wrote me back right away, something that never happens, and I am very happy with their answer. Their response reveals that they actually looked into their products, facility and ingredients to make sure they provided me a through and transparent answer, something I really appreciate. I am glad that I can try Youth to the People because their skincare is vegan and has simple ingredients, and great reviews on Sephora too.
More brands I support.
From some companies I have received responses that make me feel very comfortable using their products because they confirmed that that their products are free of peanuts/peanut oil but these brands did not confirm that their facility is peanut free. These brands have reassured me that there are comprehensive cleaning measures in place, and I feel comfortable that there is not a risk from cross contamination. From these companies I have received responses that make me feel comfortable using their products. However, because these brands do not use peanut free facilities to manufacture their products this is the time to be extra sure you do a spot check before you use their products. Try a bit of their product on the inside of your wrist before using it on your face, wait a couple hours and make sure you do not have any reaction. Then you can feel safe to use it on your face.
The following companies are also on my No Peanuts List.
Thanks for reaching out! Though we do not use peanuts in any of our products, the facilities in which they are produced are not certified to be peanut-free facilities. Though production lines are cleaned thoroughly between production runs, there is a very small chance for cross contamination. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any other questions!
All Good understand the risk and is careful about cleaning and sterilizing and they do not use any peanuts so I feel safe using their products. I love their “goop- handcrafted balm’, it is great on dry patches and smells lovely.
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for reaching out & sending us your questions! Happy to help. Our entire Alpyn Beauty line is peanut and peanut oil-free.
However, the lab we use to make our clean beauty products makes many other products for other brands as well, and we cannot control if those contain peanuts or not. Though the facility itself isn't certified peanut-free, please be assured that they strictly adhere to FDA protocols for cleansing & sterilization before every production run.
I hope this information is helpful, please let me know if I can be of further assistance! Warm regards, Stephanie
I appreciate Alpyn Beauty's response and because none of their products are made with peanuts/peanut oil and they understand the importance of sterilization between other brands products that may contain peanuts at the processing facility I am comfortable trying their products. As always I will be sure to do a patch test first.
Thank you for your inquiry regarding our products and peanuts.
We can guarantee that our formulas and our manufacturing facility do not use peanuts (legumes) or peanut derived ingredients, however, we cannot guarantee there hasn’t been cross-contamination of those raw materials prior to receipt at our facility and we’re sorry for any inconvenience.
I am so glad that Andalou Naturals answered my question about peanuts and used the word legumes not tree nuts. I am very happy to learn that they do not use any peanuts/peanut oil in any of their products. I feel comfortable using their skincare but, as always, I will do a patch test before I try anything just to be extra sure they are safe for me to use.
States on their website "Badger products do not contain peanuts or peanut products. However, because we are not peanut-free certified, we cannot claim that our products are peanut-free. Products manufactured at our subcontractors' facilities (Lip Tints, After-Bug Balm, Shave Soap, Shampoo Bar, Canadian Sunscreens, and all SPF 25 Sunscreen Lotions (Rose, Rose Tinted & Unscented)) do not contain peanuts but may be produced on equipment that also produces products containing peanuts. While our subcontract manufacturers carefully clean between product runs to greatly reduce the possibility of cross-contamination, follow Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, and periodically test batches to be sure that the cleaning processes are sufficient to reduce cross contamination of any allergens, they cannot claim to have a peanut free facility, nor do they hold any peanut-free certifications."
I love their cocoa butter chapstick, it smells like chocolate, it is very moisturizing and great in dry winter months. I also like their sunscreens that are made at their facility such as the clear zinc line that all has few ingredients and is reef safe and free of parabens and everything harsh.
Wrote me the following, “Thank you for contacting Beautycounter. We conduct testing for peanut allergens to ensure that the presence of such allergens is below the current detectable limits. Because we cannot guarantee allergen-free facilities nor the absence of trace, non-detectable levels, we encourage those with allergies to consult a doctor prior to use. The follow products have been tested and are below detectable limits. I hope this helps!” Click on this link to see the list of products they have tested for the presence of peanuts: https://www.beautycounter.com/allergens
I feel comfortable trying the products on the list Beautycounter provided to me that have been tested for peanuts. I wish that they had fully answered my question and let me know if any of their products contain peanuts, or peanut derived ingredients, but I appreciate that they provided me a list of which items they test for the presence of peanuts. I would still as always do a spot check before I apply the product on my face just be sure I do not react to it.
From their website, "All of our products are formulated without gluten, peanuts, or soy."
I have not confirmed that the facility is peanut free but knowing they do not use any peanuts makes me feel safe trying their products. I love cocokind’s “mymatcha all-over moisture stick”. It is a easy size to take with me in my purse and use on dry spots on my face, and I often use it around my eyes when I need extra moisture. It has a slight matcha smell that fades very quickly and it works so well at bringing moisturizing and calm to dry areas. It also has only four ingredients; I really like using something so simple.
Thank you for contacting Desert Essence. Desert Essence products do not contain any peanut/peanut based products. Our products are not produced in nut free facilities but all facilities/equipment used to produce our products are cleaned and sterilized before and after use.
I feel that this is an adequate answer to my question and since they are so conscientious about sterilizing their equipment and facility I am not worried about any cross-contact risk.
From their website: “Do your products contain peanuts or tree nuts? None of our products contain peanut or peanut oil.”
I use the EO lavender body wash, hand soap and antibacterial hand wipes. They have simple ingredients and all smell divine. Their products are very nourishing as well and do not dry out my skin the way many do.
From their website FAQ section on Allergies: "Nuts - We use two types of nut oils in some of our products: Macadamia Oil and Almond Oil."
I appreciate that Evolve Beauty acknowledges the risk of nut allergies in skincare products and answers this question in their faqs section.
Thank you for your patience! None of the Exa beauty products contain peanut oil or peanut derivatives. Please let us know if you have any other questions, or if we can assist you further!
I like that they always list all ingredients and are a clean beauty line. I appreciate their answer and feel comfortable trying their products.
From their website: "We have chosen not to use nut-derived ingredients in our products due to the prevalence of nut-related allergies. We do not formally make a "nut-free" claim on our labels, as we do not currently use a certified nut-free laboratory to produce our products. Please ensure that you check the ingredient tab on our product pages for a full ingredient list if you have any allergies, sensitivities or restrictions.
I am comfortable with this info appreciate that they address the risk of nut allergies in skincare products in their faqs section. As always I will do a spot test before I would try their products.
From their website: "Do your products contain nut oils?
The Beard Tonics contain Argan Oil, and Lapis Facial Oil contains Kukui Nut Oil. These types of nut oil typically do not irritate people with nut allergies, but we recommend consulting your physician first if you have a nut allergy."
The answer they provided makes me feel comfortable trying their products. Based on my comfort level I choice to not use any nut oils at all in my skincare so I would avoid the products they list in their answer that contain nut oils. I have heard their skincare is great so I am curious to try their skincare products that do not contain any nut oils.
Thank you for contacting Kosas and for the great questions! We can confirm that all of the products listed below are peanut/ peanut oil free:
Tinted Face Oil, Creme Blush, Lipstick, Lip Oil, 10-Second Eyeshadow, LipFuel.
I have contacted our team to confirm if our Powdered Blushes and Revealer Concealers are peanut free/nut free so I will reach out once I hear back. I hope this helps and you are able to get your hands onto some of our products!
I appreciate that Kosas Cosmetics is being thorough and taking the time to look into each product they make. Because of this it makes me feel safe to try the cosmetics listed above, even though they do not directly state the absence of peanuts in the facility. Knowing the items listed above are for sure free of peanuts/peanut oil makes me feel comfortable to use them, especially since I will spot check them as always.
Thank you for reaching out.
Lily Lolo is conscientious to not have peanut ingredients due to allergies. The products are manufactured in factories that state they do not use peanuts for other manufacturing. However, since the factories are not owned by Lily Lolo, it cannot guarantee.
As you click into each shade, the full list of ingredients are stated.
I am happy with the answer I received from Lily Lolo. I love their mineral foundation. It has few ingredients and works so well! and am looking forward to trying more of their all natural makeup.
Thank you for reaching out to MyCHELLE. MyCHELLE uses a variety of oils derived from nuts in our skincare and sun care like coconut, kukui, shea butter, and Argan oil. Our cosmetics labs follow strict manufacturing regulations to prevent cross contamination from occurring, yet it sounds like you may not be able to use any products that are manufactured in the same facility. You may want to print out the ingredients for each item interested in and go over with your physician as they will be able to help determine what you may be able to use. I have included our ingredients page and you can also find the ingredients on each product page.https://www.mychelle.com/pages/ingredients
Andrea / Customer Experience Lead
I reviewed the ingredient list and there are no peanuts/peanut oil or the scientific name, arachis hypogaea oil. I feel that their answer is sufficient for me to feel comfortable trying their products.
From their website: "Is your skincare made in a nut-free facility? Yes!"
I have heard their skincare is wonderful and look forward to trying their products.
Over half of our products are free of nuts or nut oils. All our formulations are peanut-free. Nevertheless, we can’t guarantee that any of our products were processed in a peanut or nut-free facility. Research has shown that most individuals with tree- or ground-nut allergies can often tolerate shea and coconut oils, as these are not part of the tree and ground-nut family. For individuals with any severe nut-allergies, we strongly advise that you consult with your doctor or allergist and conduct a patch test before using any new product.
I have been wanting to try OSEA Malibu skincare because they use sea kelp extract in many products and I have heard that is wonderful for your completion. I am happy to learn that they do not use any peanuts/peanut oil. I look forward to trying their products.
Thanks for reaching out. All our products are formulated to be:
No major allergies
Fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod)
Crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp)
Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans)
All colorants are FDA approved. All ingredients specific to products are listed on the product pages under "ingredients." No hidden ingredients!
I saw PYT Beauty at Credo Beauty and was impressed with their clean and simple ingredients. I am so glad they wrote me back a comprehensive and understanding answer. I am looking forward to trying many of their beauty products like their eye shadow palettes and mascara.
Thank you for getting in touch! We do not specifically use peanuts or peanut oil in any of our products. We do have an ingredient list of each item on our website. That way you see exactly what is used in each color to determine if you may be sensitive to any item before purchasing it.
Here is the link to the ingredients list: https://ritueldefille.com/pages/ingredients
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Rituel de Fille has clean ingredients and a wonderful line of beauty products that all have great reviews on Credo Beauty. I have a very tough time getting answers from makeup/beauty brands so I am very happy that they answered my question. I can't wait to try their products.
No peanuts or peanut oils in any of our products.
Schaf skincare products look wonderful and their ingredients are clean and simple. I am particularly looking forward to trying their cleanser and revitalizing serum. Their products are formulated for both women and men. My sister has many allergies as well and loves their products.
Now moving onto the Brands that are Not peanut free and are on my Not OK-Peanuts in Facility List.
The following companies let me know that their products are Not Peanut Free and contain peanuts/peanut oil, or the facility they use also processes items for other brands that contain peanuts and there is a risk of cross contamination. Unlike the brands in the previous section these brands have not provided me with the reassurance I need about cleaning between runs and the measures they take to keep their products free from any cross contamination risk for me to feel comfortable using their products. I am disappointed that these brands products are not safe for me to use. But, I greatly appreciate the honesty about their products, the ingredients, and manufacturing facilities.
These brands are on my Not OK-Peanuts in Facility List.
I also receive many replies to my inquiry with a non-answer. For me I find these form responses condescending, inadequate and unacceptable. I will not support any brand that cannot answer simple questions about their products, ingredients and processing facility. These brands are all on my Not OK List.
Like this which is received from Alba Botanica
Dear Elizabeth, Thanks for reaching out to Alba Botanica. We want you to know that we understand the serious nature of food allergens and we strive to eliminate risk for our consumers. Our allergen control program is the most important aspect to our manufacturing process.
We assure you that all of our manufacturing facilities follow robust allergen control programs that include staff training, segregation of allergen ingredients, production scheduling, and thorough cleaning and sanitation.
Both major and minor ingredients of all products, as well as all processing procedures and equipment, are closely scrutinized.
We recommend you refer to the packaging of the individual products for allergen information. By law, we declare all 8 major US food allergens (peanuts, soybeans, milk, eggs, fish, crustaceans, tree nuts, and wheat) on our packaging.
We hope this was helpful! If we can be of further assistance, please reply to this email by clicking the link below. Or, give us a call at 888-659-7730. We are here to chat with you Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm Eastern Time.
Elena V. Alba Botanica Product Specialist Reference #: 003878001A
From the following companies I have received either the same kind of response as shown above, a reply that does not answer about the presence of peanuts, only explaining that their products and facility are not ‘nut free’, and that they are unable to clarify more or answer about peanuts specifically. Many of these brands also advised me to avoid their skincare since they could not answer my question. I do appreciate that these brands took the time to write me back, but I will not use any product that I do not have full confidence is free of peanuts or any cross-contact risk from peanuts in the facility. These brands are also on my Not OK-Peanuts in Facility List:
Tower 28 Beauty
There are also brands that never responded to my inquiry. These brands are also on my Not OK-Peanuts in Facility List because I do not feel safe using their products or supporting the brands listed here unless they respond to me:
Kahina Givnig Beauty
My take away from this struggle to find toothpaste, skincare and makeup that is both peanut free and processed in a peanut free facility, so that there is no cross contamination risk, is that we have a long way to go with transparency with these companies. These companies are not regulated like food brands are and they often list peanuts/peanut oil by the scientific name, Arachis Hypogaea, which makes it even more confusing when reading a products label or researching a brands ingredients. It was incredibly challenging to get a clear answer from so many brands. Far too many did not answer my question about peanuts specifically, but rather responded back to me discussing nuts in general, often stating that they are not a ‘nut free facility’ instead of taking the time to find out if peanuts/peanut oil was present in their facility or products. These brands seem more concerned with covering themselves from any potential lawsuit, than actually answering my question, you'll find these brands on my Not OK-Peanut in Facility list.
Many of the companies on my Not OK list are there not because they informed me they actually make products with peanuts, but because they just wouldn't tell me either way. I was very surprised that these brands had no idea about what else was being produced at their facility. I am very careful about the products that I use, I make it a priority that they are not tested on animals, and I care about the ingredients, and where they are sourced from. The fact that I couldn't even find out if there are peanuts in the processing facility does not make me feel that I can trust these brands on my Not OK-Peanuts in Facility list. I will not support these companies and I now question any claims they make about their products, and ingredients. I choose to only support brands whose products and facility are free of peanuts/peanut oil, they have transparency with their ingredients and facility, and make wonderful products. Theses brands that I love you will find on my No Peanuts & Some Products OK lists. Also to see a list of all the brands I have reached out to please visit my All Brands list.
Please always remember that brands change their facilities and ingredients all the time, so every time you purchase a product, even if it is one you have bought before, always check the ingredients and make sure the formulation has not changed. My lists and research is meant only for guidance.
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