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Article: Fragrance in Skincare: Good or Bad?

Fragrance in Skincare: Good or Bad?

Fragrance in Skincare: Good or Bad?

Fragrances are a common ingredient in skincare, which includes moisturizers, serums, and even sunscreens! While they are added for a pleasurable sensory experience or for masking the natural odor of certain ingredients, it can be quite damaging to the skin. 


There are two types of fragrances, one being natural while the other one being synthetic.


To break down the difference between the two, a natural fragrance is derived from plant-based sources while synthetic ones are created in the lab. Both are equally damaging, but a synthetic fragrance is pervaded with harmful chemicals, leading to health hazards.


Fragrance-induced skin products can cause the following side-effects:


Skin Irritation


Fragrance is considered a common skin irritant causing skin sensitivity! It can lead to allergic reactions and redness. People with sensitive skin ought to be more cautious, since their skin is prone to adverse reactions. Fragrances can exacerbate existing skin conditions, such as eczema and rosacea. A patch test is a must before including any product in your skincare routine! 


Sun Sensitivity 


Certain fragrances can make the skin reactive to sunlight, which can lead to sunburn and extensive sun damage! 


DermaTotale’s Signature Totale Coolin Sunscreen is not only 'Fragrance-Free' but also provides SPF 50+ and 360° protection from UVA and UVB rays! The 'Coolin' helps drop skin temperature by 4°C, leaving a soothing effect on the skin.




A strong scent can easily dry out skin by stripping away natural oils, leaving the skin flaky and eczema-prone.


But, worry not! Derma Totale’s Signature Moist PGA for plump and supple skin is the answer to all dryness woes! With its hydrating properties and anti-aging ingredients, it keeps the skin nourished.


Ultimately, not all fragrances have an equal impact. It may be more or less depending on the individual. To avoid taking any risks, one should try opting for fragrance-free skincare! 


Derma Totale is a fragrance-free brand developed by dermatologists to create safe and advanced skincare. It's better to be safe than sorry! 


Next time, make sure to read the ingredient list to ensure use of fragrance-free skincare.

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