Cetaphil is a popular line of moisturizers, body creams, and soaps frequently recommended by allergists and pediatricians to individuals with sensitive skin but for food allergic individuals using some of these products could cause a severe anaphylaxis reaction. For example, the Cetaphhil Daily Advance Lotion contains macadamia nuts.
Don't rely just on the product descriptions. The Cetaphil Daily Advance is advertised as a " moisturizing formula that is fast -acting, long-lasting, and helps moisturize extra dry skin. Non-greasy, non-irritating, non-comedogenic and fragrance-free..."
Since cosmetic products are not required to include a food allergens alert in their labels, it is up to the consumers to ensure they read every ingredient, especially if you have anaphylaxis allergies.
Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil (Macadamia Nut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceteareth-20, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Farnesol, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
Be safe: Always read products ingredients even if you have used them before. Many company's change formulas on a regular basis.
Be prepared: Self carry epinephrine auto injectors on you at all times.