"Fragrance-free" label: the truth

@cahaya1983 (10037)
Malaysia
November 6, 2017 8:32pm CST
If you have sensitive skin or certain skin conditions, your best alternative when it comes to buying cream or moisturizers would be those with "fragrance-free" or "hypoallergenic" labels, right? Apparently, it's not exactly what you think. In fact, when you see a "dermatologist-recommended" label, the reality is there's no way of knowing how many dermatologists actually recommend the product. It could be just one - and we don't even know who. Most labels like this are simply marketing claims. I came across the article below as I was doing my research. You can read more about it. Are you usually inclined to purchase products with these labels?
People with skin conditions like eczema need moisturizers to treat their dry, cracked and reddened skin. But research suggests many moisturizers are mislabeled and can make the skin conditions worse.
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@hereandthere (33015)
• Philippines
7 Nov 17
it's hard to find fragrance-free products here.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 17
Really? What about in pharmacies? You can consult the pharmacist too, they usually can help guide you to the product you're looking for.
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• Philippines
8 Nov 17
@cahaya1983 thankfully i don't have sensitivities or allergies.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 17
@hereandthere That's good to know. My sister has sensitive skin and she had to consult the pharmacist.
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@LadyDuck (182256)
• Switzerland
7 Nov 17
I have sensitive skin and I asked my dermatologist what to use.
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@jstory07 (71214)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Nov 17
That is the bet way to know what to use. @LadyDuck.
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@LadyDuck (182256)
• Switzerland
7 Nov 17
@jstory07 Yes, most of the products on the shelves are not safe.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 17
Yes we have to consult an expert we can trust, too many products hide behind marketing claims nowadays.
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@1hopefulman (33610)
• Canada
8 Nov 17
I like to use products that do not harm me in any way.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 17
Yes, I believe we all do. That's why it's good to do a bit of research about the products we want to buy.
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@1hopefulman (33610)
• Canada
12 Nov 17
@cahaya1983 Well said!
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@DianneN (87820)
• United States
8 Nov 17
My skin isn't sensitive, but I use organic products from my spa and dermatologist.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 17
That's good, so you will get recommendations from the people you can trust.
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@DianneN (87820)
• United States
8 Nov 17
@cahaya1983 Yes, indeed. So far, there has never been a problem.
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@just4him (128627)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Nov 17
If I buy a lotion I usually give it a sniff to find out if it is odorless or has a pleasant fragrance. I tend to like my lotions with a fragrance.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 17
Fortunately I don't have sensitive skin so I've used those with fragrance without any problems. But for face moisturizers I like them fragrance-free.
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@Ganma7 (2838)
10 Nov 17
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• Philippines
9 Nov 17
I don't use perfumes, but most of the time I used deodorants.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 17
Well I think products like deodorants and perfumes are intended to be full of fragrance.
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@UmiNoor (3594)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 17
I'm seldom taken in by claims made on labels. I normally purchase items that someone recommends to me personally when it comes to cosmetics and skin care. But most time, I get free samples to try and then I decide later.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 17
Yes it's always good to do a bit of research before buying such products. Too many products in the market these days it's hard to know which ones you can really trust.
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@jstory07 (71214)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Nov
I buy the fragrance fee laundry soap and do not break out anymore when I use it.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
20 Nov
Hard to find fragrance-free laundry soap here. Good alternative for people with sensitive skin.
@kepweng (19190)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
18 Nov
do you use johnson baby powder?
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
18 Nov
I used to, but I've used the J&J baby oil and also the shower cream.
@YrNemo (14768)
13 Nov 17
One thing I have learned from my own experience is that things which work for others, might not work for me. There is this brand called The Body Shop, famous once for being gentle to the skin, but whenever I used their lipsticks, creams, soaps, I got rash badly. (Same when I used any expensive creams. )
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
14 Nov 17
Yeah that's a very popular brand here. I used their products and fortunately didn't have problems but the fragrance is a bit too strong for me.
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@Ganma7 (2838)
10 Nov 17
Thank you very good reading and information.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 17
My pleasure to share. Consumers need to be more informed these days.
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@ridingbet (60681)
• Philippines
8 Nov 17
i don't have a sensitive skin so i think i can use and apply any moisturizer or lotion.
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 17
I don't either, but if there is a fragrance free alternative I wouldn't mind buying.
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