Fragrance - Free And Gentle Skin Care
From shower gels, body lotions, body scrubs, face wash, and creams, you can find fragrances that make you feel fresh and smell great. However, if your skin repetitively does not respond nicely to fragrances, you often end up receiving flare-ups, inflammation, rashes, and allergies. This does necessitate the need to switch to skincare products that are “fragrance-free”. Keep on reading to know why fragrances irritate skin and how you can care for your unique skin.
Why Does Fragrance Irritate Skin?
Fragrances are the combination of organic compounds that possess a strong pleasant smell. When these compounds come in contact with skin, they lead to unwanted allergic reactions especially if you already have sensitive skin which easily gets triggered by skin ingredients and other external irritants.
Symptoms of fragrance sensitivity may include
- Skin allergy like contact dermatitis
The difference between “Fragrance-Free” and “Unscented”
Fragrance free skin care means that there are no added synthetic or natural fragrances in products. On the other hand, unscented does not mean fragrance free, but the ones that may contain the chemicals that neutralize or mask the bad odors of other active ingredients.
Care For Your Sensitive Skin with Re’equil
We at Re’equil understand that your skincare routine should consist of products that provide gentle and irritation-free care and are still effective. We are here to help you with our collection of fragrance-free skincare products that are non-irritating and incredibly gentle to your skin. These products are specially tailored to meet the needs of sensitive skin types and work to tackle skin concerns like eczema (atopic dermatitis) and acne. Plus, our fragrance-free products are infused with skin barrier correcting ingredients and antioxidants compounds that heal, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin.
1. Why fragrance-free products are good for eczema (atopic dermatitis)?
In eczema (atopic dermatitis), damaged skin barrier makes your skin sensitive and more prone to irritants and allergens. Any product that contains fragrance can trigger eczema symptoms and make it even more worse. Look for the products that are labeled as fragrance free, hypoallergenic, and non - comedogenic.
2. Which ingredients should I avoid if I have sensitive skin?
Finding the right product when you have a sensitive skin type becomes quite a chore. This is because the wrong choice of skin products might aggravate the skin and cause flare up, rashes, stinging, burning and much more. The good news is that you can avoid adverse skin reactions by just simply knowing which ingredients are not friendly to your sensitive skin type. Try eliminating ingredients like fragrance, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, alcohol etc in your skin care products.
3. Is fragrance really that bad in skin care?
Till now, there's no conclusive evidence that fragrance in skin care products is totally bad for skin. In many formulations, fragrances or aroma are added to mask the unpleasant smell that is naturally present in certain ingredients. However, people who have sensitive skin type and skin conditions like atopic dermatitis (eczema) can develop allergic reactions or irritation to fragrance based products.