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Soap-free and fragrance-free cleansers for sensitive skin

Why fragrance-free products are best for sensitive skin

While you may love your hair and skin smelling nice, it can come at a cost if you are prone to skin allergies or sensitivity.

What skin problems can fragrance cause

Both synthetic and natural fragrances (derived from plants) are potential skin irritants and can exacerbate existing inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne or rosacea. This is especially the case for skincare products that stay on your skin rather than being washed off like face serums, lotions and creams. Using these can trigger flare-ups, breakouts and irritation. Increased sensitivity and itching are also linked to fragrance allergies.

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Why do skincare products contain fragrance then?

The answer is simple – because they smell good. Our olfactory receptors make all kinds of decisions for us – we’re even more likely to buy a house if it has the smell of fresh bread baking. When it comes to our cosmetics, we’re no different. Wafts of frangipani can be incredibly tempting.

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Where can you find fragrance-free products?

CeraVe’s range of face and body products are all fragrance-free. A favourite with dermatologists, our products are suitable for sensitive, oily, acne-prone, combination or normal skin. They’re also packed with barrier-replenishing ceramides, which help to keep your skin happy and healthy, and soothe irritated skin concerns like eczema or psoriasis.

For a gentle first step in your skincare routine, use a fragrance-free and soap-free cleanser like CeraVe Foaming Cleanser. It is specifically formulated for sensitive skin that is normal to oily and prone to discomfort and imperfections. Enriched with three essential ceramides, it’s a nourishing soap substitute that deeply cleanses skin of oils, dirt and makeup while protecting its natural barrier.

For best results, follow your soap-free face wash with CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion. This ultra-lightweight formula contains Hyaluronic Acid to help lock in moisture while supporting the skin barrier for long-lasting 24-hour hydration.

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