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Personal Buys From Amazon That Can Cater to Your Hypo-Allergenic(ish) Needs
It is no secret that allergies can be a pain, all the products that most people recommend have to be taken with a grain of salt. Lets not forget checking the ingredient information on the back of the products just the be sure it's actually 'hypo-allergenic".
Nowadays, it seems companies just stick hypo-allergenic on anything and call it a day. This is severely detrimental to customers that have weird and severe allergies.
My boyfriend and I both have, what you would call odd, allergies.
He is allergic to most forms of metal; gold and silver are a definite no. When exposed to these products, he breaks out into these rashes that then transform into hives... not pretty.
I, on the other hand, am allergic to something called Salicylic Acid. Sound familiar? It should - Salicylic Acid is the "fresh feeling" you get from most face washing products. It's particularly effective with clearing up skin, and burning mine.
So, you see, both of us have to be extremely picky with what we put on our bodies. This results in extensive research on products, and sometimes taking that "leap of faith".
Amazon.com has multiple benefits for shoppers. With (usually) free two day shipping among other things, the website has become a place where you can save money and get really cool products you probably won't find anywhere else.
If you're scared to trust amazon, assuming that their product labels could be incorrect, don't. Lucky for you, I basically only shop on Amazon! This is partially because of the price, and partially because I just love having items delivered at my door step.
Here are some recent hypo-allergenic products that have been tested and tried by me:
When it comes to buying gifts for my man, it takes more time and effort than most people. I have to make sure to buy something that is either hypo-allergenic, or not a metal that he's allergic to.
Being that he has a metal allergy, anything from stainless steel to copper affects him negatively. Naturally, this rules out any metals that Mother Earth has to offer humankind, right? Wrong! Turns out, he's not allergic to titanium.
Have no idea why, but you know, science. So as a recent (random) purchase, I decided to find him titanium chain where he could place his hypo allergenic charms on.
His last chain had a metal clasp that bothered him, so I had to make sure not to make that mistake once again. Luckily, the Amazon God answered my prayers, bringing a 32 inch titanium chain made just for him.
Better yet, it had prime shipping!
This was another jewelry buy that allowed my boyfriend to be both stylish and happy. The Blue and Black Men's Sports Watch was a replacement for a full metal one that he had been wearing as of late.
He is a Swim Instructor, so I thought it nice to buy him a watch that he could wear during work. The watch is water resistant for up to 330 feet, and allows him to wear it for long work hours without (most of) the itch.
The only catch is the battery pack on the back of the watch that actually burns his skin.
A solution to this would be the Hypoallergenic spray. Apply this spray to the irritable part of any object and let it sit to harden. Once this is done, the spray creates a coat over the product so it doesn't affect the skin.
Another solution, and this is going to sound odd, is Liquid Bandages. The liquid, much like the spray creates a coating over the irritable area and doesn't wear off while in the water.
Because the hypoallergenic spray is not available on Amazon, I decided to purchase the alternative (Since it does the same thing, really).
For this, I would recommend Curad Flex, which is designed specifically for sports activities.
Another alternative would be to buy a stick on rubber backing that wouldn't wear off and protects the skin from the battery section of the watch. This is just a theory, however, so don't take my word for it.
Now this isn't a particular problem for most headphones, but it can be challenging to find a set of non metal sound proofing headphones. I know, it was a surprise for me as well.
For this, I found a simple solution - overseas purchases. One of the many perks of Amazon is the fact that it connects you to companies around the world! It is my personal favorite to shop at Japanese companies.
For my lovely fella, I decided to buy him a pair of noise cancelling headphones. One of the must have requirements was a mic that allowed him to walk and talk on the phone during those brick City days.
Lucky for me, I found the perfect pair! SmartSpeed sells a pair of noise cancelling headphones. I wanted to make sure the product wasn't a cheaply made one, so this was one of the higher rated pairs.
Although the pair has a metal backing, this is just simply for design and doesn't even touch the surface of the skin. Plus, they're pretty!
- 13g Saturated Fat, 22% (Daily Value)
- 0.1g Polyunsaturated Fat
- 0.7g Monosaturated Fat
- 7,210mg Lauric Acid (LA)
- 906mg Caprylic Acid
- 836mg Capric Acid
- 714mg Oleic Acid
I know it sounds odd, but coconut oil is actually a great Skin Care product.
The best part is that it's all natural, which mean no burning skin for me! If you suffer from moderate to severe acne, and need to find something that doesn't add damage to your skin, coconut oil is the way to go!
It has to be extra virgin though, it doesn't have any extra sugars or anything else that would only make you break out more.
To use the product, apply a thin coat of coconut oil over the skin. Let it sit for 2 to 5 minutes and then remove with a hot rag.
There will be an instant difference to your skin the next night.
I know, it's weird to put oil on your skin to clear up acne. Most of the time you are told oil is exactly what creates acne in the first place. However, coconut oil actually helps to get into the acne and break down dirt build up within the skin.
And a small jar goes a long way. You can use this product for almost anything, cooking, skin care, and even make up remover.
I personally swear by it!
If you're not really into the natural remedies when it comes to skin care, there is the Simple company that I have used and find to be great!
I personally use the facial scrub due to those tough little acne ball I tend to get on my forehead.
Just a few uses of this stuff clears you right up, and it's hypo allergenic!
Water (Aqua, Eau) (Solvent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil(Occlusive), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder (Exfoliator), Hydrated Silica(Exfoliator), Vegetable Oil (Olus, Huile Vegetale) (Emollient), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Bisabolol (Soothing agent), Allantoin (Soothing agent), Acrylates Copolymer (Suspending Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Viscosity Increasing Agent), Sodium Dehydroacetate(Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), BHT (Antioxidant)
If you decide to buy the face wash, why not go all the way and buy the facial wipes as well!
My family tends to go on a lot of summer trips, and when you're exhausted these are really handy.
The wipes serve as both a makeup remover and a moisturizer for especially dry skin. And it's cheap!
If you decide to buy the wipes, I suggest with the twin pack for 6.50, the single pack charges 4.00. You save 2.00 for 25 more wipes!
If that isn't a deal, I don't know what is!
So go forth and buy!
The products of your choice are in your hands! What allergies to do you suffer from that you need to be weary of when buying products?
What products do you like to look for when buying for friends or family?
Do you use Amazon to shop for your Hypoallergenic needs?
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