Hypoallergenic FAQs

  • What does "Hypoallergenic" mean?

    I have very allergy-prone or easily-irritated skin. "Hypoallergenic" means less likely to cause allergies. In ...

    Mar 10, 2014 05:24PM UTC
  • Allergen omission: VH-Rating system

    The best way to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction - to make a product hypoallergenic - is to omit allerg...

    Mar 10, 2014 08:02AM UTC
  • Using the fewest number of ingredients

    Simple formulations with as few ingredients as possible minimize the risk of cross reactions. The quickest wa...

    Mar 10, 2014 08:02AM UTC
  • Avoiding red flags

    Fragrance is consistently at the top of allergen lists, and usually in the top 5. Even if you don't see "perf...

    Mar 10, 2014 08:03AM UTC
  • Avoiding allergenic naturals

    Even the most organic fragrances are allergenic. Several tree barks, fruits and their peels, bee products and ...

    Mar 10, 2014 08:04AM UTC
  • Clinical testing

    A big concern about cosmetics is how reliable their claims are. Can you judge a brand's honesty? One way of ve...

    Mar 10, 2014 08:05AM UTC
  • Post-market surveillance

    Monitoring products throughout their "life spans" in the market is frequently done to ensure the consistency o...

    Mar 10, 2014 08:05AM UTC
  • Patch testing

    Products that are patch tested are better, but they still may not mean much. Many brands accept reactions of 5...

    Mar 10, 2014 08:32AM UTC

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