"Fragrance-free" label: the truth
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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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. )