What causes perfume allergies?
A perfume allergic reaction occurs when your body mistakes a particular substance – an irritant – for a dangerous virus or bacteria, resulting in your immune system reacting with symptoms like a runny nose, itchiness, or a rash. An allergic reaction can be triggered simply by coming into contact with a perfume liquid or substance, getting sprayed, or even breathing it in.
Common perfume ingredients that cause reactions include citronella, oak moss, rose, honey, Peru balsam, as well as essential oils or synthetic ingredients like acetone and linalool. You may also encounter these substances in various moisturizers, soaps, deodorants, and aftershave.
What does ‘hypoallergenic’ mean in perfumes?
If you have allergies, opt for products marked ‘hypoallergenic’. This label indicates that the product has a reduced allergy potential, owing to the fact that it contains few, if any, chemicals and synthetic substances that may cause adverse reactions. Note that this doesn’t guarantee that it won’t cause an allergic reaction – it simply means that the product is less likely to cause an allergic reaction in most users, as determined by the manufacturer.
In any case, it’s no secret that many fragrance manufacturers include a range of secret chemicals and ingredients in their products. These chemicals can potentially be harmful to your health and can aggravate allergies. This is why it’s important to look for hypoallergenic fragrances made from clean, natural ingredients. At least this way, you can be sure that the ingredients have been adequately tested to minimize harsh allergic reactions.
Shop Dossier’s Hypoallergenic Perfumes
Dossier’s perfumes are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben and phthalate-free, colorant-free, and UV-filter-free – providing you with the ultimate aromatic experience without compromise. Moreover, our perfumes comply with FDA and OEHHA Proposition 65 regulations, and we clearly list every ingredient we use. Plus, we never source our ingredients from dubious sources – we use only the finest ingredients from Grasse, France. In other words, you’re getting the same high-quality olfactive experience offered by big-name fashion brands, but with none of the questionable ingredients.
Dossier’s hypoallergenic perfumes are free of harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances, making them perfect for those with sensitive skin. Whether you’re after a sweet floral-citrus eau de parfum, or a more subtle amber-musk eau de toilette – we’ve got all the bases covered. So browse our hypoallergenic perfume collection and find one you’ll love today.