Consumers often read label after label for skin care and beauty products from cleansers and moisturizers to foundation and mascara. Some of the terms on these labels include paraben-free, unscented, and perhaps the most popular, hypoallergenic. But all of these terms leave many wondering: what’s the point? What do consumers get out of using these products as opposed to generic ones? Start reading to learn about the various benefits shoppers can expect from skin and beauty products marked with the hypoallergenic label.
Reduced Risk Of Skin Irritations
The most significant benefit from hypoallergenic skin and beauty products is the dramatic reduction in the risk of skin reactions. In this sense, skin irritations mean anything from mild itching or dryness to full-blown rashes and severe allergic reactions. These irritations are due to chemicals or common allergens found in most skin and beauty products, such as parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, and formaldehyde. Most often, consumers can detect potential allergens in products if they have no idea how to pronounce an ingredient or have no idea what it is, or possibly both.
Hypoallergenic products eliminate the use of as many chemicals and common allergens as possible. Companies who manufacture these products will conduct patch tests on trial groups when developing new products to determine if they have the right formula to minimize the chances of an allergic reaction or skin irritation. Unfortunately, it is impossible to test on every person, which means there is still a potential for someone to react. However, hypoallergenic skin and beauty products still significantly minimize this risk, and more often than not if irritation does occur, it is much milder than if the individual did not use a hypoallergenic product.
Continue reading to learn how those with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can benefit from hypoallergenic skin and beauty products.