Fragrance-free skin care: A gentle way to improve how your skin feels

The terms "fragrance-free" or "unscented" are increasingly common on (digital) cosmetics shelves. But what does "unscented" actually mean? We tell you everything in this article: What skin types benefit the most from the use of unscented natural cosmetics and why fragrance-free natural cosmetics are a good idea. 

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What does "fragrance-free" mean? 

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When products are labelled "fragrance-free" or "unscented", it means that they contain neither synthetic nor natural fragrances. However, it does not necessarily mean that they are odourless. Indeed, many raw materials and substances that appear on the ingredients list of cosmetic products are naturally fragrant.

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Can deodorant be fragrance-free?

Yes, in fact there are scores of unscented deodorants on the market. A fragrance-free deodorant contains no added fragrances and its main purpose is to inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria and even absorb BO without masking the skin's natural scent.

You may be wondering which lavera deodorants are unscented: Our Neutral roll-on deodorant is! Have you tried it yet?

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Which skin types are fragrance-free natural cosmetics suitable for?

Fragrance-free products are specially formulated for people with fragrance sensitivity or who simply prefer to avoid scented products.

Fragrance-free natural cosmetics are basically suitable for all skin types, but especially for people with sensitive and allergic skin. Using an unscented face cream or hand cream can help avoid irritation caused by fragrance.

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Sensitive skin – a brief summary 

Of all the different skin types, sensitive skin is the most difficult to care for. It is as temperamental as a diva: The list of factors that can irritate sensitive skin is long and includes sun exposure, heat, cold, hormonal changes, stress and hectic schedules, and even cosmetics that are unsuitable for this skin type.
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It often reacts strongly to certain ingredients in skin care products, such as synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives, alcohol and essential oils.

Even a change in one's usual skincare routine can upset sensitive skin, causing redness, dryness and discomfort. 
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Allergic skin – overview & needs 

Allergic skin can have strong reactions to certain substances (e.g. fragrances, essential oils), which can lead to redness, itching, inflammation and other symptoms. This skin type will benefit from products free of potential irritants.

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