CUSTOMER Q: CAN A PRODUCT BE FRAGRANCE FREE AND STILL HAVE AN AROMA?

CUSTOMER Q: CAN A PRODUCT BE FRAGRANCE FREE AND STILL HAVE AN AROMA?

I’ve seen a steady increase in demand for fragrance free products for sensitive skin, and I am pleased to be able offer my range of fragrance free products.
Why then, do they have a nice fragrance to them? Are they safe to use?
Customers who struggle with sensitive skin or allergies identify fragranced products with skin irritation.
So when they are looking specifically for products that do not contain added fragrances - essential oils and synthetic fragrances, they often expect a product to have no scent too. 
But just because a product is fragrance free does not mean it doesn't have a scent.
Fragrance free simply means a product cannot contain added fragrance, neither natural or synthetic. 
Instead, these products smell like the ingredients they contain.
Unscented products
Unscented products are what they claim to be — they have no scent.
This does not mean it is a fragrance free product though. The formulation could contain essential oils or compounds of them, and be masked. 
Why would the scent be masked?
Most beauty ingredients have some kind of scent but not all are pleasant, so companies will add a masking ingredient to hide the unpleasant aroma. 
So to recap, if a product has been developed to have no aroma, it will be labelled as an Unscented Product but it may not be fragrance free.
Conclusion 
The only way to check if an ‘unscented’ product contains fragrance is by checking the labels for allergens, or the company’s website for further details.
We all enjoy nice aromas, so it’s instinctive to want to smell a fragrance free product.  
At Nudge, I don’t think it’s necessary for people with sensitive skin to have to completely give up on nice smelling products.
I love being able to create fragrance free products with natural aromas for you to enjoy.
For example, my
  • Whipped Body Butter  has a light, natural coconut aroma.
  • Cocoa & Avocado Oil to Milk Cleansers has a chocolate Cocoa butter scent, and 
  • Saffron Glow Facial Oil Serum has a light fruity herbal aroma
Ready to shop for fragrance free products with a nice, natural aroma?
Visit the collection here
Any questions feel free to leave a comment, or email Jo hello@nudgeboutique.co.uk

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