Salicylate Sensitivity is common. Many people have difficulty tolerating many vegetables and fruits, aspirin, or medications which contain aspirin. They have allergies to plants and pollen, or contact dermatitis when exposed to extracts or derivatives. In 1964, Dr. W.B. Shelly noted in The Journal of The American Medical Association that a number of plants contain a "natural salicylate radical which have the potential to induce the same kind of adverse reactions caused by manufactured aspirin."
Salicylate Sensitivity can manifest itself in many ways, including asthma, fatigue, skin irritations, hives, rashes, increased sensitivity, reddening of the eyes and face, changes in skin color, swelling of the eyelids, face, and lips, photo sensitivity increased tear secretion, headaches and hyperactivity, as well as some cognitive and perceptual disorders. Although much attention has been given to the dietary restrictions in these sensitive people, even small amounts of salicylate applied topically are absorbed by the body and are known to have caused the above reactions.
Salicylates are used primarily as exfoliants. Salicylic acid keeps the top layer of the skin irritated which in sensitive skin can actually cause wrinkles.
Personal Basics Salicylate Free Skincare products are especially designed for sensitive skin and for the salicylate sensitive woman. Because Personal Basics Skincare products are non-irritating, you may actually use fewer products and have better skin! Although it is possible, by carefully researching cosmetic ingredients to find salicylate free products in individual lines, All Personal Basics Salicylate Free Skincare products are completely free of both natural and synthetic salicylates and pledge to remain so.