Scent is a tricky subject in skincare. We want a luxurious smell when we use a product, and it may make us feel like the product is working. You may purchase a product for its anti-aging properties, but if it’s loaded down with fragrance, you can make your skin situation worse rather than better. Fragrance is one of the ingredients with the highest risk of irritating your skin – or even causing an allergic reaction.
Fragrance is considered a trade secret, so companies aren’t required to disclose what ingredients they use for scenting their products. It can be a guessing game when it comes to what you’re actually putting on your face!
While you may think your skincare is working, if fragrance irritates your skin below the surface, its ability to defend itself from environmental toxins, stay moisturized and minimize wrinkles will be compromised.
Don’t make skin work overtime to compensate for the fragrance in your products. After all, it’s called skincare for a reason! Reach for products that are fragrance free, or that have a gentle fragrance imparted by quality, gentle ingredients.