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  1. Lynda H says

    I figured carrageenan was Irish (I’m from Ireland), but had no idea that it is the name of a seaweed!! We do love our seaweed though. I also had no idea that it is used in so many products. I am now living in another seaweed loving country – Japan – and seaweed is in everything here too!

    Lynda H of

  2. Danielle Rice says

    Wow! I’m not allergic that I know of, but my son is skin is very sensitive. I will be mindful now that you made this list. Thank you so much!

  3. Sophia says

    Wow, finally I know someone whose skin reacts to carrageenan! I thought I was imagining things because I don’t know anyone who has had reactions to them. I never got myself tested for allergies to know for sure but I decided to compare the ingredients in every single skincare that has given me allergies and I found that what they had in common was carrageenan/Chondrus crispus and algae. Ever since I avoided it, my skin stopped getting reactions to skincare that I’ve tested. In case you’re wondering, some of the popular products that I reacted to are Ester lauder advanced night repair serum, la Mer cream and Kate Somerville oil free moisturiser. Thank you for the post! It has definitely validated my suspicion all along! Haha

  4. Geraldine Thompson says

    I had a severe allergic reaction to “Naturally Brite” hair color and this seems to be the culprit. My eyes are nearly swollen shut.

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