Posted by S. Hughes
on October 19, 2000 at 11:43:21:
In Reply to: Colophony-free cosmetics?? posted by Robert Peter Morrow on July 14, 2000 at 10:51:06:
: I'm actually writing this on the behalf of my Mum who is allergic to colophony it turned out. Her face inflames terribly and her asthma is exascerbated whenever whe uses colophony containing cosmetics. She's tried using no cosmetics but it makes her a bit unhappy I think and as such she's been asking around in The Body Shop and Boots etc. if there are any particular brands/ranges that don't contain it. Unfortunately no-one seems to know this kind of thing because it seems to be in just about everything and has not previously been considered a major allergen (at least here in Britain). That's where I come in. I said I'd have a look on the internet and I've drawn a blank as well but I thought I might appeal to this message board for help...
: "Does anyone know of a site with a list or somesuch that tells you which products are colophony free?"
: Many thanks in advance for your help,
: -- Pete
I am also allergic to colophony though my main problem is with plasters and glossy paper (I am actually allergic to Hello magazine). I can sympathise with your mother as I frighten small children if I go out without makeup. I found a site which lists some cosmetics which are colophony free, I hope this helps. The URL is