Published: 08-02-2016 22:17:50
Perfume (fragrance) is the number one cause of skin irritation and allergies within cosmetics. A lot of different types of products contain fragrances; shampoo, washing powder, handsoap, food, and so on. It's difficult to recognize fragrances on the ingredients-listings on products: There are a lot of etheric oils like e.g. 'citronellol' (citrus oil), but fragrances may also have less familiar names like 'benzyl cinnamate' or a combination of fragrances that is called 'fragrance mix'.
The most common fragrance ingredients are listed below:
|Amyl Cinnamal||Cinnamyl Alcohol||Hexyl Cinnamal|
|Amyl cinnamyl Alcohol||Cinnamal||Hydroxycitronellal|
|Anise Alcohol||Citral||Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene|
|Benzyl Salicylate||Eugenol||Methyl 2-octynoate|
|Butylphenyl Methylpropional||Farnesol||Oakmoss (Evernia Prunastri)|
|Treemoss (Evernia Furfuracea)|
Almost every cosmetic brand uses fragrance, etheric oils or fragrance mixes in makeup products, to camouflage the smell of the ingredients or to give a nice scent to the makeup product. But fragrance can cause a lot of irritation to the skin. It's a pity that a lot of makeup brands use fragrance, especially whilst the fragrance itself is useless; you use makeup to make yourself more beautiful, but not to smell nice!
Unity Cosmetics doesn't use fragrance, perfume, etheric oils or fragrance mixes at all, our products are 100% fragrance(mix) free. This is a unique characteristic of Unity Cosmetics products. It means you can use our products without a problem, even if you have a fragrance allergy. The same goes for the skincare products of Zarqa in our webshop. Not all Zarqa products are fragrance-free, but the ones we've included in this webshop are indeed 100% fragrance(mix) free.