Why You Should Avoid Synthetic Scents in Your Skincare

Here at ONNE Beauty, we are proud to create and market skincare products that use organic ingredients and chemical-free. Meanwhile, skincare products in the commercial markets are often low quality and loaded with harmful chemicals. One of the biggest culprits for this is the use of synthetic fragrance or perfume. There are many natural options for creating a beautiful fragrance. Despite this, artificial scents are abundant due to cheaply made products. So, what are the downsides to artificial fragrances in skincare?

Artificial fragrances can contain 200+ hidden synthetic chemicals

On the ingredients list of a skincare product, synthetic scents are often listed as 'fragrance' or 'parfum'. This deceivingly simple label can actually contain hundreds or thousands of different chemicals combined. These chemicals come into direct contact with your skin, entering the bloodstream where they can cause internal damage. These dangers range from inflammation to possibly even carcinogens. All of that isn't worth the risk of a pleasant smelling hand cream. Wouldn’t you want to avoid rubbing chemicals directly into your skin at any cost? Thus, try to avoid labels with deceptively simple ingredients like ‘fragrance’ when you know they don’t value all-natural, chemical-free products. There is more to that label than meets the eye.

The chemicals in synthetic fragrances are toxic

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that, when they enter the bloodstream through the skin, can affect your hormones and health. They have a negative impact on your body by impacting the endocrine system and can trigger weight gain or health problems later in life. The effects of these disruptors are not immediately apparent and can cause health problems later in life. The chemicals in synthetic scents have been linked to dangers such as cancer, asthma and related respiratory problems. Synthetic fragrances can trigger neurological irritants such as migraines, nausea, and dizziness. These fragrances are among the top five known allergens in North America and Europe. Because they are airborne, synthetic scents are also a hazard to anyone who happens to be nearby as well. By switching to a more natural regimen, you can ensure your skin and body with be healthier for years to come.

Natural substitutes produce superior results

Essential oils make a great alternative to synthetic scents. After all, we all want to smell nice and it’s normal to want a skincare product that doubles as a perfume. The natural ingredients in plant-based fragrances not only smell delightful, but they are beneficial for your health as well. With ONNE’s products, you won’t have to sacrifice the health of your skin and body to smell good, feel clean and take care of your skin.