Fun fact: Over 50% of the population reacts to at least one allergen. Because of this, many have been looking for hypoallergenic products, which later increased its demand in the market. But how can these hypoallergenic products, especially in cosmetics, help you?
First, let us define hypoallergenic. When a product is labeled as being “hypoallergenic”, that product is less likely to cause allergic reactions. Originally, this term is used in cosmetics, but can also be used now to refer pieces of jewelry. In determining hypoallergenic products, the manufacturer typically conducts a patch test to up to 200 different skins and takes note on how the skin reacts. To make sure that your skin is safe with the product you are about to buy especially on online shops, it is best recommended to not only look for a “hypoallergenic” label but to look for products with the right ingredients.
1. If your skin is prone to acne, avoid products that contain from isopropyl myristate and coconut oil.
2. If your skin stings easily by certain products, do away with lactic acid, glycolic acid, and azelaic acid.
3. If your skin easily catches itchy rashes, products that are fragrance-free, as well as products without acetyl alcohol and parabens, are good for you.
a. Hypoallergenic products do not include allergens which irritate the skin pores. Thus, they prevent infections and acne.
b. Products with allergens often result to dark spots and blotches, but hypoallergenic products reduce this risk.
c. Not because you do not have skin allergies and complications today doesn’t mean you won’t have it in a lifetime. Because of your skin changes over time, developing skin problems and sensitivity could always be possible. And this is why switching to hypoallergenic products is always the best choice.