Tomatoes are generally safe for use on most people and tolerated by most skin types. However, Rhonda Allison, founder and CEO of Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, suggests using caution when introducing tomato-based products or treatments to a new client. “Always ask about known allergies prior to introducing a new ingredient,” she says. Boldijarre Koronczay, president of Eminence Organic Skin Care, recommends that people who are allergic to tomatoes should opt for products that include other natural sources of lycopene, like watermelon, papaya, and guava.
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