The commonest allergen causing ACD (Allergic Contact Dermatitis) is fragrance. More than 5000 different fragrances are used in cosmetics and skin care products. Dr Vincent Crump, Auckland Allergy Clinic.
Fragrances are added to just about every product we use in our homes, including cleaning products, shampoo, tissues, disposable nappies and rubbish bags. Yet fragrance is one of the most common triggers for sensitive people with allergies and can cause reactions like dizziness, light headedness, headaches and nausea. Most of the time we have no idea what they’re made of because the formulations are top-secret although it is now mandatory to declare allergen fractions in cosmetics. Fortunately, fragrance free products are becoming more readily available, these are products which have no added fragrance or additional ingredients to disguise the smell of the base formulation.
Who uses Fragrance Free products?
People with sensitivities or allergies
Pregnant Women / New Parents
We'll keep adding to our Fragrance Free Page, so remember to check back.