Sensitive Skin? This ingredient is a top allergen in skincare products.


If you are experiencing dry, itchy, redness or irritated skin, or even headaches or nasal congestion, it may be due to the fragrances in your skincare.

Fragrances, particularly synthetic fragrances, are considered a top allergen that may cause headaches, migraines, asthma, and sinus irritation. Besides that, fragrance mixtures can also trigger allergic skin reactions such as red, itchy skin and sometimes even hives.

Additionally, the effect of such irritations can be accumulative, which means you may not attribute an allergic response to using a product after one or two uses, sometimes the reaction is one which has built up over long term use.

Some fragrances may also cause a reaction when paired with other skincare products, particularly when using products from different brands or manufacturers, increasing the chances of irritation.

Those people who are prone to acne, eczema or psoriasis or any other skin inflammation condition may be particularly susceptible to irritation from fragrances, natural or synthetic.

If this sounds like it may be your problem, you may like to consider trying a ‘Fragrance Free’ range of products. Most often made with sensitive people in mind, Fragrance-free products often contain milder formulations that are less likely to cause irritation. The NueBar Fragrance Free range is formulated by a Naturopath, using ingredients that are not only less likely to cause irritation, but may also soothe inflamed or dry skin, such as oatmeal powder or aloe vera.

Fragrance-free products often contain ingredients that support the skin's natural barrier function, helping to strengthen and protect sensitive skin. This can lead to improved hydration, reduced sensitivity, and better overall skin health. 

Choosing ‘Fragrance Free’ does not necessarily mean the products are completely without scent. Natural ingredients, such as Cacao butter, have their own unique aroma. The idea of Fragrance Free is to reduce the chance of irritation by choosing to omit fragrances, which are most often only added for their scent.

Finally, remember, your Shampoo and Conditioner runs from your head through your scalp and onto your shoulders as you rinse your hair products. So, whilst you may not have originally considered your hair products as a contributor to your skin problems, perhaps have a think about how frequently you wash your hair and the chances that the product is in contact with your skin as you rinse or even sweat it out at the gym.

NueBar’s range of Fragrance Free Naturopath Formulated Shampoo, Conditioner, Face and Body bars are made from organic rich ingredients, free from nasties with the most sensitive people in mind. Plus, you can get 15% off to try NueBar when you sign up to our mailing list.

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