GLUCOSAMINE HCL
  • This is an ingredient used in a lot of cosmetic formulations ( example:  Avon's Anew Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum ... listed as the 14th ingredient ).   According to Avon's Product Information it is "  shell fish derived " .
     
    In researching GLUCOSAMINE HCL, I found it is ( an amino sugar)  extracted from the shell of crabs, lobster and shrimp and, also, as a non-animal, non-shellfish derived product.  Since the Clinical Infinite Lift Serum contains the shell fish derived  form and does not carry a warning on the label,   does this mean that this product (topically applied and not ingested ), would not be a problem for those with shell fish allergies ?? 











  • I'm sorry but we can't answer this because we don't know for sure and we don't want to give anyone information that could lead to them having an allergic reaction. The Safety/Regulatory department at Avon should be able to give you a definitive answer because they know the source of their raw materials. 

    Good luck and write back and let us know what you find out! 
  • Hi Randy ~~ This is the email I received from Avon:

    " Our documents indicate that the Anew Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted
    Contouring Serum is
    shellfish derived.

    Avon complies with all FDA regulations regarding labeling. If a warning was needed, it would be on the label.

    Additionally, if
    you have an allergy to shellfish, I would recommend that you consult
    with your doctor before using this product.

    Avon always suggests
    consulting a physician or dermatologist before using our skincare
    products when any of the following applies:

     - Taking a prescription medication
     - Has a
    dermatological problem
     - Has an existing medical condition
     - Is
    pregnant or nursing

    Please be assured that all our ingredients
    meet the highest quality standards. By combining existing scientific
    studies with our own rigorous testing, we can attest to their purity
    and safety. "

    There is " no warning " listed on the label.  I don't know if those who are allergic to  " shellfish " would be aware of the ingredient " GLUCOSAMINE HCL " in cosmetic formulations to even consult with their doctor. I always thought that " eating shellfish " caused an allergic reaction .. not by applying topical cosmetics. Below, are the ingredients for the Infinite Serum:

    WATER/EAU
    CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
    SD ALCOHOL 40-B
    GLYCERIN
    PVP
    ISODODECANE
    DILAURYL THIODIPROPIONATE
    GALACTOARABINAN
    PHYTOL
    PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED EXTRACT
    PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT JUICE
    HYDROLYZED HIBISCUS ESCULENTUS EXTRACT
    HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
    GLUCOSAMINE HCL
    ALGAE EXTRACT
    YEAST EXTRACT/EXTRAIT DE LEVURE
    HYDROLYZED WHEAT GLUTEN
    OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT
    SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE EXTRACT
    DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
    FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) FRUIT EXTRACT
    CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) GUM
    TETRAPEPTIDE-4
    MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACT
    ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
    CARBOMER
    HYDROGENATED LECITHIN
    ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER
    POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
    POLYACRYLATE-13
    DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
    POLYISOBUTENE
    XANTHAN GUM
    BENZOPHENONE-4
    POLYSORBATE 20
    DEXTRIN
    SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE
    UREA
    SODIUM HYDROXIDE
    DISODIUM EDTA
    METHYLPARABEN
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
    Dipropylene glycol
    Ethylene brassylate
    Oxacyclohexadecenone
    Ethylene dodecanedioate
    Pentadecalactone
    Raspberry ketone


    DESCRIPTION from Avon's website ( sounds like a fabulous product;)   ):

     " Inspired by the latest face-contouring and lifting technologies. Finally skin looks LIFTED from EVERY ANGLE!

    Concentrated formula visibly counteracts the way skin naturally sags
    and boost multiple dimensions of visible lifting. Massaging roller
    applicator allows formula to be absorbed quickly for instant skin
    lifting. The latest anti-aging breakthrough for a visibly reshaped,
    natural-looking result. This multi-dimensional lift visibly firms,
    contours, defines & tightens. Targets 4 key facial zones: cheeks,
    chin, jawline, and jowls. Patent-pending advanced polypeptide lift
    complex and concentrated treatment with pharmaceutical-grade skin
    tightener. 1
    fl. oz "


  • So are you going to ask your doctor about this or are you just going to skip it? 

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