No Peru balsam
Unity Cosmetics' products contain no Perubalsem and no Perfume.
Peru balsam is a plant substance produced by a tree called Myroxylon Balsamum. This tree grows in Central America, particularly in El Salvador. The substance is very complex, consisting of several components that are not all known yet. Components that make up Perubalum include cinnamic acid, eugenol and vanilla. In the list of ingredients, Peru balsam is known as Myroxylon Pereirae.
In the past, Peru Balsam was used in hemorrhoid cream, burn ointment and for chilblains and winter feet. Nowadays, this ingredient is rarely used because it can cause allergic reactions. The constituents of Peru Balsam (such as vanilla) are still often used as perfume raw materials. Some peruba balm components are also used as flavouring in food (cinnamic acid and vanilla, for example) and even in dentistry. The component Eugenol is often used by dentists during root canal treatment.
Peru balsam has a high risk of causing skin allergy. An allergy to Peru Balsam also often means that there is an allergy to Perfume because the components of Peru Balsam are used in perfumes.