The Chemical Maze logo

Hypoallergenic cosmetics can still irritate skin

Around thirty percent of people claim to have sensitive skin and skin allergies and for many the shift to hypoallergenic cosmetic products is a necessity.
But did you know that in order to claim a product is hypoallergenic; a cosmetic manufacturer simply needs to remove the fragrance and artificial colours from their product?
Other known skin irritants like parabens, proplylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate are often left in ? causing more stress to our skin and increasing our toxic load.
When it comes to skin irritations and allergies the golden rule is ?the less ingredients the better?. Read and investigate labels with care, even when a cosmetic is marked hypoallergenic.

Read More about hypoallergenic skin care

If you found this article valuable, you can download the Chemical Maze App to your iPhone now.

Have easy-to-use information on thousands of potentially harmful ingredients at your fingertips.

Lindy Schneider is a writer and researcher with a keen interest in health, wellbeing and natural childcare. She is an advocator of a chemical-free lifestyle in the best interests of her family, the community and a sustainable world. She lives in the Yarra Valley with her partner and two young children.

View Desktop Site