Having sensitive skin is NOT easy. While your skin constantly demands urgent attention, many beauty products will make things worse. Every company seems to market products that are supposed to address your specific needs, however… Each manufacturer sets his own standard, and while some truly go into extensive research and testing before launching a product, many others simply leave out some of the most skin-irritating ingredients. Unfortunately, this is also the case for products that are labeled as “dermatologist-tested”. So what does “hypoallergenic products” really mean? It simply means that a given product is less likely to cause allergic reactions, but there can be no guarantee. If your skin is sensitive, stick to reputable brands or consult a good dermatologist when choosing skin products.
It’s also important to mention that fragrance is the most common trigger of allergic reactions. However, even if a product claims to be “fragrance-free”, small amounts of fragrance may be added to conceal unpleasant odors from other ingredients.
In this world of marketers educating yourself and taking responsibility is the best thing you can do.