Clean beauty has become more sought-after thanks to its holistic, skin-boosting benefits. Clean products contain safe, non-toxic ingredients that will not harm the body or skin. With so many claims and clean beauty seals, it can be confusing to know what to look for, so you still need to do your homework and read product labels carefully.
Fragrance-Free vs. Unscented
When it comes to terms like fragrance-free and unscented, there's a difference. Fragrance-free products do not contain any fragrances or essential oils. These products are safer for people with sensitive skin, eczema or chemical allergies. Unscented products have chemicals and fragrances that mask aromas and scents, which could irritate sensitive skin.
Is Fragrance-Free Skincare Better?
Not all fragrances are harmful. Some benefit physical and mental health, which is the basis of aromatherapy. Lavender is one of the most widely used fragrances and can help ease anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Orange has antimicrobial and pain-relieving properties.
People with known allergies to certain fragrances must avoid them. However, most people can tolerate and benefit from certain fragrances in moderate concentrations. In fact, some scents have the power to relax, reset or rejuvenate the mind. Proper product selection is critical to avoiding many common skin concerns, which is why we conduct rigorous testings to safeguard products for sensitive skin.
Who Should Go Fragrance-Free?
PRONE TO ALLERGIC REACTIONS
DAMAGED SKIN BARRIER
PRONE TO DARK SPOTS
PRONE TO MIGRAINES
How To Create A Fragrance-Free Routine?
Once the proper fragrance-free products are selected, they must be applied in the correct order to gain the most benefits. To property protect the skin from UVA/UVB rays, sunscreen should be the last step in your routine and it should be reapplied every two hours.
CLEANSE: Wash with lukewarm water, morning and night, to remove dirt, oil and makeup. XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil or XeraCalm A.D Ultra-Rich Cleansing Bar gently cleanses the skin while soothing and hydrating to prevent dryness and irritation.
MOISTURIZE: After cleansing, moisturize the skin. Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream calms red, damaged skin by restoring the skin's barrier function while hydrating and calming the skin. Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream is a nourishing, restorative cream ideal for night use.
PROTECT: Sunscreen is a must for all skin types. Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defense Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50+ and Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+ are 100% mineral-based options formulated with antioxidants, like Niacinamide, to protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun that cause cancer and wrinkles. Reapply on the go every two hours with Mineral Tinted Compact SPF 50.