Fragrance-Free: Your Secret to Better Skin
Advice from Best-Selling Author, Paula Begoun, The Cosmetics Cop
Fragrance and Great Skin Care Don't Mix
We are all attracted to a pleasing fragrance. In fact, the first thing most every woman does when testing just about any skin-care product is smell it. As nice as it is to have a product with a wonderful aroma, it just doesn't make for good skin care. Whether the fragrance in the product is natural or synthetic, it is almost always a problem for skin.
How Skin Reacts to Fragrance
The way most fragrance ingredients impart scent is through a volatile reaction, which almost always causes irritation and some amount of inflammation. Read More
How Can Your Nose Know?
Unfortunately, it can't. Some ingredients have a pleasant fragrance but cause no irritation and are great for skin. Read More
What about Natural or Organic Products?
Products labeled as being natural or organic are not automatically better for your skin. Read More