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A Guide To Hypoallergenic Makeup

A Guide To Hypoallergenic Makeup

Find the best hypoallergenic makeup for your sensitive skin needs

If you suffer from skin that is sensitive and prone to allergies, chances are you may have considered using hypoallergenic makeup. Products that fall under this category are less likely to cause allergic reactions and are meant to be gentler and safer on skin than other products. Other bonuses associated with using hypoallergenic makeup include fewer breakouts and a decrease in clogged pores. It is a wise choice to switch to more natural products and ingredients because anything you put on your face, your skin absorbs, which is why you want to avoid anything that has harsh chemicals and other artificial ingredients. Read 10 Best Natural Beauty Buys At The Drugstore for a list of natural products that are budget-friendly.

When shopping for hypoallergenic makeup, you may notice that some cosmetics contain zinc oxide and titanium oxide, which are considered relatively safe. However, when these products are micronized (meaning that the particles are made smaller and finer), the makeup is then able to enter the cells of your body, which can lead to irritation and rashes. Look out for nanoparticles, parabens, fragrances, artificial colorings and bismuth oxychloride, all of which irritate skin. When you purchase hypoallergenic makeup, always do a test patch first. Cleure is one company that offers a line of hypoallergenic products that are also free of plant allergens which are known to irritate skin. You can also look into Bare Minerals, which is another popular hypoallergenic makeup line. Check out 20 Best Earth Friendly Beauty Products for more products that will enhance your natural beauty while helping out the environment.

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by EricaC123 Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 06:31AM Report as inappropriate

I agree. natural makeup doesn't mean that it's sensitive skin friendly.

by springsblue Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 01:57PM Report as inappropriate

My problem isn't makeup so much as skin care that I have to be careful about.

by Taylerbootz Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 06:48PM Report as inappropriate

This is more about earth friendly makeup, not skin friendly makeup.

by lizardtraxs Monday, August 6, 2012 at 05:47PM Report as inappropriate

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