the term Hypoallergenic implies that the manufacturer is not sure and thinks the product is less likely to cause allergic reacting. In justifying these claims, the cosmetic manufacturers omit the inclusion of fragrances or pack lotions with few indications of preservatives (Goossens, 2016). On the other hand, the “dermatologist-tested” phrase on cosmetic indicated that a doctor has
verified the product has no skin irritation or allergic substances that can affect the health of the end-user. Also, Esser, Mueller and Martin (2019) reviewed that the most prefunding challenges are the claim on the labels that the product is sensitive tested and non-irritating. However, there is little opportunity to develop irritation when using these products. The best way the product can be avoided if it caused irritation or allergic reaction is to move to natural products which are not synthesized. Mostly, the preface of the cosmetic industry has developed a phenomenon of integrating their products with ingredients that results in an adverse effect on the end-user. According to Bouges, Monchot and Antoniotti (2018) research found that the fragrance components of atronol and chloratranol are effective, potent allergens in cosmetic products. They are essential in the cosmetic products as they are used as preservatives to products that are water- based for instance skin care, ointments and makeup products. Raposo et al. (2017) showed that the antioxidants such as octyl gallate which can cross-react with other groups of gallates are known to their allergen properties. Various antioxidants are individually consumed in sunscreen products along with moisturizing items for prevention of ageing, yet they are rarely associated with allergic contact dermatitis in preparation of ascorbic acid. However, products suck as sulfite-allergy might be used in explaining reaction that causes allergies in cosmetic creams, hair dyes and cleansing products. The criticism of the underlying side effect of the cosmetic has proven the inconsistency of the products but at the same time provide direction of choice. According to Low and Wallace (2019) shows that since the cosmetic products are not always mandatory such as makeups, lipsticks and lotions, a customer has an opportunity to use alternative natural products that do not contain allergens or preservatives. It has been found that customers are presented with varieties of products which do not contain fragrances or preservatives when they are ingredients in
certain products such as makeups, a person can opt to use them and decide to use other products which do not cause irritation or allergic effects. According to Norris and Bielory (2018) argues that once a person suspects or encounters a situation that leads to irritation or allergic reaction that affects their health, they should seek medical attention to understand the substances causing the allergic effects. In this way, the health practitioner can guide on what ingredients they should not use, and if the cosmetic products they are using are labelled to contain them, they must forgo and get to free-allergen ones. Fan et al. (2016) implies that the cosmetic industry is working hard
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