Are there any Fragrance-Free Shampoo options on Amazon?
We scanned the ingredients lists of the top sellers at amazon to find out!
If you’ve ever shopped for fragrance-free products in the past, you must be familiar with reading product ingredient labels. We know how to spot the all too common ‘fragrance/parfum’ in ingredient lists, but certain brands have gotten smarter at exploiting the gaping loopholes that exist in the cosmetic industry as it pertains to labelling.
What are the regulators doing about it?
The FDA, who is notorious for being ‘lax’ with labelling regulations, warn consumers that certain cosmetic products can provoke allergic reactions in some people. These reactions typically manifest in the form of a rash and can feel very itchy. The FDA also references the European Commission’s research on fragrance allergens and lists out the 26 fragrance ingredients that are listed as allergens in Annex III of the European Union Cosmetics Directive. It is unreasonable to expect from a consumer that may be sensitized to these allergens, to remember this list while they shop for personal care products.
How can Midori help?
Many products that are labelled as ‘fragrance-free’ still contain some of these allergens, the most common one being Benzyl Alcohol. Benzyl Alcohol is an aromatic alcohol that can not only be used as a fragrance ingredient but also as a preservative or solvent. The free chrome extension will flag these 26 allergens (and more!) so you can easily avoid them should you wish to do so. Tag us with your ‘fragrance-free’ products that contain one of these 26 allergens on Instagram!