Q: I'm allergic to tea tree oil, nutmeg, mint, thyme, and allergens of limonene and turpentine were also found on my skin. Please recommend a head-to-toe cosmetic that I can use. I'll be 64 next month and have young looking skin. I've used most of your products and am presently using Ojon products and trying Elemis once again. Gatineau and L'Occitane, as well as Decleor, stings my face.
Alison: From what you've said, you seem to have petroleum allergies as well as specific ingredient allergies. I presume that as most of these allergies are so specific, you've been analysed by a doctor and had allergy testing. I wonder if your doctor has prescribed you anything specific, which you should be following.
I'd strongly advise reading the ingredient listing on each and every product. Those that don't contain a chemical base to them are going to be better for you. That would possibly be Liz Earle, Elemis or AD Skin Synergy
It's very difficult to recommend a specific range to you as you need to look at individual products from each range, definitely a plant-based range, instead. Your absolute staples are going to be, what I call, pure products – treating your skin like a sensitive skin type and using simple, pure products.
You should look at 100% natural products as they don't contain mineral oils and you should be able to understand their list of plant-based ingredients. You could try the AD Skin Synergy Nourishing Night Treatment and use this morning and night. Some of the Decleor balms may be ok for you – some may contain thyme so you need to read the ingredients lists for these. The Aromessence products do contain limonene so they won't be any good for you but the nightime treatment balms are 100% natural so they shouldn't have a petroleum base to them. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish may work for you too.
Remember that we do have a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try out some of these products to see how they work on your skin. You could also try getting in contact directly with brands like Liz Earle, Living Nature and Jurlique, as they may be able to give you ingredients lists for their products.