Fragrance, itís everywhere! Whether itís your skincare products or
your toilet cleaner, its full of chemicals including harmful fragrances. Nearly
13,000 chemicals are used in cosmetics and personal care products, but only ten
percent have been tested for human safety.
Many cosmetics and personal care products on the market,
advertise that they are fragrance-free and hypo-allergenic to increase their
consumer base. Like many dermatologists, Dr. Steven Xu, a dermatologist at
Northwestern University Hospital in the U.S, was asked almost daily about the
moisturisers or sunscreen that would work best for sensitive skin.
One year ago, Xu lead an analysis of popular moisturisers from
brands sold on Amazon, Target and Wallmart to test the advertised claims. They
gathered 174 different moisturisers and found some surprising results. A
staggering 45 percent of products advertised as fragrance free actually
contained a fragrance and over 80 percent of those advertised as hypo-allergenic
contained a potentially allergenic chemical.
Further studies performed by Dr. Matthew Zirwas and his team
discovered from 276 moisturisers analysed, 68 percent contained fragrances, 62
percent contained parabens, 24 percent had benzyl alcohol and 20 percent
contained propylene glycol and formaldehyde releasers.
ĎMany ingredients of moisturisers have the potential to cause
irritant and allergic contact dermatitis; therefore it is necessary for
clinicians to be aware of such potential allergens in order to manage and
advise their patients accordingly.í
at HomeScents, we donít live in some sort of mystical world of mis-advertised
products. We declare all of our ingredients on our products. We are natural. We