From a reader:
</font><blockquote><font size=“1” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>quote:</font><hr /><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>The following website promotes a product that
claims to make shaving easier and reduce most
if not all problems the average shaver experiences.
However, my husband tried it and a couple of
days later he experienced skipped heartbeats.
He stopped using it and the skipping stopped.
About six months later, he tried it again. And
the same thing happened. Naturally, he will
never use it again. Although it has never bothered
me that way, I am not particularly keen on its
aroma, but that dissipates within an hour. Still,
without knowing the ingredients, I am now a
little leary of using this product. The company
refuses to list any of its ingredients.
Are companies legally allowed not to list
ingredients? What if it has peanut oil and someone
is allergic to peanut oil?
Do you have any information on this company?
All I have found out is what their website says. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>It is unlikely that a response to a topical product would be delayed like that, but you do raise an important point about products that do not list ingredients. Most of these are “mom and pop” places that are under the radar of the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates products of this sort.
One problem with certain products that are not sold as drugs, but as cosmetics, is that they are not always required to list ingredients. As you note, some of the oils used may be types that cause allergic reactions.
I don’t have any further information on this company at this time. If you wish to pursue this further, I can give you contact information for FDA.