Frequently Asked Questions

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Do your products contain alcohol?

No, not in the sense you are probably using the term. You may have read, or been told by your physician, to avoid using products containing alcohol on your skin. The term "alcohol" in this context probably refers to alcohols such as rubbing alcohol, ethyl alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol since these alcohols are very drying to the skin.

However, there are ingredients in skin care products, including some of ours, which include the word "alcohol" in the name of the ingredient. The word "alcohol" in this case refers to the chemical structure of the ingredient and does not mean the ingredient is bad for the skin. These ingredients are often wax-like substances that help form the structure of the product.

Do your products contain Balsam of Peru?

No, they do not contain Balsam of Peru or any other fragrance or masking fragrance ingredients.

Can I use your products on my face?

Yes, our entire line of moisturizers, cleansers, and sunscreens are safe for use on the face.

Do your products contain dairy?

No, they do not.

Are your products available internationally?

Yes, please contact customer service at 800-325-8232 for information on availability.

Do your products contain PABA?

No, they do not.

Do your products contain gluten?

We have tested all of our products, and none of them have shown the presence of gluten with our testing methods.

Are Vanicream Skin products safe for children?

Yes, Vanicream Skin Care products are safe for children, and are recommended by many of the leading pediatric dermatologists in the country.

What is the difference between Vanicream Skin Cream and Vanicream Lite Lotion?

The ingredients of both products are identical. The concentration of ingredients has been adjusted to give the lotion a lighter more lotion-like feel.

Are your products non-comedogenic?

We have tested products in our line that are considered "leave on" products such as the Vanicream Skin Cream, and all of the Vanicream Sunscreens. We have even tested the Vanicream Cleansing Bar. They are all non-comedogenic. "Rinse off" products such as the shampoo do not pose a risk of comedogenicity and therefore have not been tested.

Do your products contain nut ingredients?

No, we do not use ingredients known to be made from common nut sources (e.g., peanuts and tree nuts such as almonds, cashews, or walnuts). Some shampoo or cleanser ingredients may be made from coconuts. However, coconuts are not actually nuts; they are seeds.

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