What is ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES
Artificial fragrances are ubiquitous in the cosmetic industry and are found in various products, from perfumes and colognes to shampoos, lotions, and even deodorants. They enhance the sensory experience of these products and create pleasing scents. However, using artificial fragrances in cosmetics has raised concerns about potential health risks.
One significant issue with artificial fragrances is their potential to cause allergic reactions and skin sensitization in some individuals. The diverse mix of chemicals used to create fragrances can trigger skin irritation, redness, itching, and even contact dermatitis in those with sensitive skin. Moreover, as previously mentioned in the article, artificial fragrances may contain phthalates, which have been linked to various health concerns, including disruptions to the endocrine system.
[Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (2021). "Fragrances in Cosmetics." https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetic-ingredients/fragrances-cosmetics
Environmental Working Group (EWG). (2021). "Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance."]