What Does Hypoallergenic Mean?

If you’ve ever dealt with atopic eczema personally, then you can probably relate to the being told repeatedly, “Avoid this or don’t use that!” Being the compliant patient that you are, you heed every advice. You’ve taken the time to look at what you buy and made sure that every single product you ever put on your skin is “hypoallergenic”. Despite your efforts to follow doctor’s orders, your eczema continues to rear its ugly head, leaving you in a state of confusion and frustration. 

The truth of the matter is that your sensitive skin is the ultimate lie detector. No, you don’t sit at a table with wires hooked up to you, but the truth about every product you will ever use will comes out, usually in the form of a dry, red, itchy rash. As someone with sensitive skin, how will you ever know which product is right to use? 

Within today’s gigantic market of creams and moisturizers, there is a huge push for products tailored for sensitive skin and often they will slap the label “Hypoallergenic” in an effort to catch the eyes of consumers like us. A study was recently published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that addressed the issue of using these products. They looked at nearly 200 products currently on the market today and found that a whopping 89% of those products contained at least 1 contact allergen from a laundry list full of chemicals they screened for, some of which I even struggle to pronounce. Despite my inaptitude of chemistry pronunciations, the truth was clear. Hypoallergenic claims need to be questioned.

I will admit that in the past, I was guilty of falling under the spell of flashy colors and clever marketing. But after being constantly penalized by my own “lie detector” for every “hypoallergenic” cream I ever put on, I began to realize that my skin really needed one that can actually pass the test.

In comes TrueLipids. The first ever product I ever used that is truly devoid of all the unpronounceable chemicals that irritated my skin, including all the ones screened in the previous study mentioned (yes, I checked). Not only did it pass the test with flying colors, I finally regained control of my atopic dermatitis. I don’t know about you, but not having to spend hours checking ingredients and having a clutter free bathroom counter absent of the 7 different creams that never worked in the first place is worth every penny. My previous experiences with different skin products always left my proverbial cup half empty, but TrueLipids made a believer out of me. If your sensitive skin can relate, then you need to check it out for yourself! Truly hypoallergenic products do exist. I just saved you the trouble of sifting through them all.
Tags: Allergens