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What are hypoallergenic cosmetics? As good as homemade?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
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In brief: No, usually better

Hypoallergenic cosmetics are created with ingredients that undergo lots of testing to reduce allergic responses, and they work wonderfully for most skin-sensitive individuals.
Home made sure sounds "pure" and "natural" but are actually quite likely to cause allergic responses. There is a reason cosmetics are a billion dollar industry!

In brief: No, usually better

Hypoallergenic cosmetics are created with ingredients that undergo lots of testing to reduce allergic responses, and they work wonderfully for most skin-sensitive individuals.
Home made sure sounds "pure" and "natural" but are actually quite likely to cause allergic responses. There is a reason cosmetics are a billion dollar industry!
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