What’s the Difference Between Perfume and Fragrance Free?
Is perfume free really the same as fragrance free? Well, they’re both similar and, sometimes, they’re different. There are some key differences when it comes to the difference between the two. In this article, you’ll learn how to differentiate between the two.
Perfume is a chemical mixture of substances which make up perfume. It sounds funny, but generally it simply means “free of scent”. Some products claim to be fragrance free, but in reality they can still contain essential fragrance components used to hide the odor of the actual product. Also, formulas that proclaim to be fragrance free can still include aromatic essential oil, which can irritate sensitive skin if perfumes tend to affect your skin. When perfume can cause skin problems, most fragrance free products contain alcohol or other chemical preservatives.
Fragrance free, on the other hand, simply means that the product does not contain any fragrance, which is technically called an alcohol-based solvent. If a fragrance has been used, this solvent was either evaporated or absorbed into the product. Fragrance free products usually do not use alcohol, which is what gives it a light scent. This is because these products only contain natural essential oils and fragrance compounds. Some of the major brands that are fragrance free are Dove, L’Oreal, and Chanel. They also make other products that are fragrance free, including shampoos, conditioners, hair products, bath products, and even skin care products such as soaps and creams. If a company wants to call their product fragrance free, they should clearly state so on the label.
So what should you do to tell whether or not a product is fragrance free? First, look at the ingredients label. If a product has a fragrance ingredient listed, this will indicate whether or not the product is fragrance free or not. For example, a product that contains menthol or citrus essential oil can not be considered fragrance free because it can actually irritate the skin of those with sensitive skin.
Some companies advertise their fragrance-free products as being fragrance-free, but actually contain synthetic fragrances, preservatives, or alcohol. Other companies make products that are free of fragrance, but still have alcohol or other artificial preservatives in them. These products are still not fragrance-free, but they are not the best choice for sensitive skin. Make sure that the product that you choose contains only natural oils and fragrance compounds, like pure rose oil. The reason that Rose oil is good for sensitive skin is because it doesn’t react with the skin’s sebum or sebaceous glands, making the skin dry and flaky. Instead, it moisturizes and protects the skin.
In summary, you don’t want to buy a product that claims to be fragrance-free because the product contains synthetic chemicals. They can irritate or even cause allergic reactions to sensitive skin. Also, don’t fall for perfumed products that say that they’re fragrance-free; they’re not.