Perfume, the biggest cause of make-up allergy

Unity Cosmetics does not use perfume, perfume blends or essential oils in its make-up products. This makes us stand out from other make-up brands. Even with a perfume allergy you can safely use the products in this webshop.

Perfume is the main cause of allergies in cosmetic products. It is found in many different products, from detergent to shampoo, from food to hand soap. It is very difficult to recognise perfumes in the list of ingredients. There are many essential oils, for example, the commonly used 'citronellol' (citrus oil), but there are also various unknown names such as 'benzyl cinnamate', 'lyral' or generic names such as 'fragrance mix'. A fragrance mix usually consists of a mixture of various scents, namely eugenol, isoeugenol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellol, oakmoss, cinnamon aldehyde, a-amyl cinnamon aldehyde and cinnamon alcohol.

Almost every cosmetic brand incorporates perfume, essential oils or perfume blends into make-up products to cover up and enhance the smell of the ingredients. Sometimes perfume is manufactured synthetically, and sometimes it is obtained naturally (such as rose oil). It is very likely to cause hypersensitivity or allergy and is definitely an unnecessary ingredient in make-up. After all, you use make-up to look pretty, not to smell nice!

Below is a list of the most commonly used ingredients that can be found in lists of ingredients:

Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
Amyl Cinnamal
Amyl Cinnamyl Alcohol
Aniseed Alcohol
Benzyl Alcohol
Benzyl Benzoate
Benzyl Cinnamate
Benzyl Salicylate
Butylphenyl Methylpropional
Cinnamyl Alcohol
Hexyl Cinnamal
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene
Methyl 2-octynoate
Oakmoss (Evernia Prunastri)
Treemoss (Evernia Furfuracea)