The Importance of Fragrance Free Skincare

By alexis / 18 December 2023

The Importance of Fragrance Free Skincare

Fragrance free skincare is more than just a personal preference; it's a smart choice for healthy living.

You finally found it, the chupacabra of skincare that's going to make your lines vanish and face downright dewy. Then you open the bottle and the scent brings tears to your eyes – but not in a good way. It's this scenario that's lead high-end skincare brand Pour Moi to agree that foregoing fragrance is the breath of fresh air we need. Here, learn why personal preference isn't the only reason to avoid scent-laced salves and why you should choose fragrance free Skincare routine.

One Scent Doesn't Fit All

Like choosing a lipstick shade, fragrance is personal. Your BFF may love rose, while you prefer the richness of a woodsy musk. "It's impossible to get a scent that everybody likes," explains Ulli Haslacher, president of Pour Moi Skincare whose products are fragrance-free. Instead, the climate smart line has a clean, almost undetectable scent that is a natural side effect of the nourishing formulations.

Fragrance Free Skincare Equals Premium Quality

A quick way to tell if your skincare is the crème de la crème? Check the label for added fragrance. High-end skincare, like Pour Moi, is fragrance-free so that theformula can stand on its own. "This is just another sign that [the product] is premium. And it really shows how well it is formulated," says Haslacher, who adds that it was purposefully priced to be affordable for everyone.

Scents Can Cause Serious Sensitivities

A scented product can make your senses go into overdrive. Almost 30 percent of people surveyed in a study from the University of West Georgia said that they find fragranced products irritating. The sensitivity can manifest itself in the form of headaches, a runny nose, sneezing, and more. "Fragrance is an irritant that you don't need to have, and not having it in skincare products makes them more user friendly," Haslacher says adding that leaving out synthetic fragrance means more room for potent skin hydrators. "All of our anti-aging ingredients are the full amount of ingredients in the products."

Certain Fragrances Lead to Health Concerns

The choice to forego fragrance is just another step towards a safe and healthy product. Many synthetic fragrances, for example, are derived from petrochemicals that can cause a plethora of health concerns according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). And since Pour Moi is committed to offering everyone happy and healthy skin, they've crafted a "No No List" of ingredients that'll never appear in their products like fragrance, parabens, mineral oil, gluten, mercury, and more. On the site you'll find a detailed ingredients glossary for complete transparency about what you can expect to find in Pour Moi Beauty products. The founders and scientists involved also adhere to FDA regulations and European Union practices on top of following the latest research to go above and beyond for your skin. So if you want to use your own healthy, signature aroma as a finishing touch before heading out, go for it! Just know that your skincare should be focused on delivering clear, glowing benefits – sans scented distractions.