Best for sensitivities
Have you ever noticed that certain cosmetics cause you to experience watery eyes, a runny nose, itchiness, or even all of the above? A common mistake many people make is chalking these types of reactions up to allergies, when in actuality it could be due to excessive artificial fragrance. Additionally, overpowering scents can even have this effect on those around you, making naturally scented (artificial fragrance-free) products a better choice for the workplace and other public settings.
Best for your skin
Because many skin types do not tolerate synthetic/artificial scents or perfumes well, added fragrance can be a common culprit behind skin rashes, redness, stinging, and irritation. In terms of efficacy, synthetic scents add no practical benefits for your skin and, in some cases, can actually make it worse. By switching to artificial fragrance-free products for your skin, hair, and body, you’ll help prevent unpleasant outbreaks or flare-ups, and ensure that your complexion stays calm.
Best for your head
If you struggle with headaches or migraines, you might already have noticed that strong scents can overwhelm your senses in times of pain and make matters worse. In fact, according to studies, at least 40% of people who suffer from migraines indicate that overpowering odors can actually play a direct role in triggering head pain. With this in mind, opting to go free of harsh synthetic and artificial perfumes for your hair and skincare can be a big help in alleviating headaches across the board.
If you do enjoy a bit of fragrance in the form of your favorite perfume, or just like to smell shower fresh at all times, another thing to be aware of is the concept of “scent clutter.” As you can likely guess, this term refers to any time too many aromas are in play at one time, canceling out benefits and eliminating the effect of your chosen scent. To prevent this, a best practice is to apply only one scent intentionally and choose fragrance-free cosmetics for the rest of your routine.
Did you know that Hush & Hush’s new DeeplyRooted hair care collection is completely free of synthetic and artificial fragrances? It’s true, all products from the lineup were created to feature only light and refreshing aroma derived from natural essential oils, making them a great option for going fragrance-free this year. The collection provides a refreshing, energizing, unisex scent of peppermint and citrus with a slight hint of cocoa; finished with a soft floral essence. No artificial fragrance was used in the creation of this scent. Wondering why this matters and what it means for your self-care? Here’s what you need to know.