Cosmetics Facts: Hypoallergenic Products

Cosmetics Facts: Is it true or not?

  • Is this true? Even if a product is labeled “hypoallergenic,” it may contain substances that can cause allergic reactions.

Answer: Yes, it is : After all, people are individuals. And there’s no telling what any individual may be allergic to. According to the cosmetic industry, “hypoallergenic” means “less likely to cause an allergic reaction.” But dermatologists — and consumers who have allergies — know that the word “hypoallergenic” on the label is no guarantee against an allergic reaction. There is also no FDA regulation or accepted definition of the term “hypoallergenic,” so companies can choose to label any product they choose as hypoallergenic.

  • Question: Is it true? Bar soap and water are fine for cleansing the face if you have sensitive or dry skin.

Answer: No, Most bar soaps are too harsh to use on your face because they contain ingredients that may irritate and dry the skin. Liquid facial cleansers or foaming products tend to be less harsh and some even moisturize and tone your face as they clean.

Published by: Sumana Rao | Posted on: May 20, 2016

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