8 Fragrance-Free Products for Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin can be incredibly irritating (both physically and psychologically), and shopping for sensitive skin products can be even worse. Here's the silver lining: the ingredients that irritate you, such as "fragrance," are actually pretty bad for you, too. According to the Environmental Working Group, a product that lists "fragrance" or "parfum" on the label may be hiding a pretty ugly truth: "[the term] represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system."

So don't feel sad about missing out on perfumed lotions and cleansers — by going fragrance-free, you're doing yourself a solid. Take a look at these for starters.

by Tori Telfer

Fragrance-Free Facial Serum

This powerful serum for normal to dry skin has argan oil, apricot kernel oil, and rosehip oil, but not a drop of perfume. And it’s vegan!

Nourish Pure Hydrating Organic Argan Face Serum, $17, Target

Fragrance-Free Chapstick

Now is the time when lips get irritatingly chapped. Soothe them sans perfume with this sweet little indie chapstick that sports aloe oil, beeswax, and avocado oil.

Pure Lips Unscented Lip Balm, $4, Etsy

Fragrance-Free Soap

If you’re looking for fragrance-free, sometimes it’s best to turn to the baby section. This classic liquid soap is as simple as it gets.

Dr. Bronner’s Mild Baby Liquid Soap 16 oz., $14, Amazon

Fragrance-Free Body Cream

This luscious body cream smells a bit like chocolate, but that’s only from the cocoa butter. It doesn’t have a single added scent — in fact, it’s made of only 4 ingredients (hempseed oil, virgin coconut oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter).

Meow Meow Tweet Cocoa Skin Cream, $36, Amazon

Fragrance-Free Eye Cream

Even if the rest of your skin isn’t sensitive to fragrances, the super-delicate skin around your eyes might appreciate a break from all things perfumed.

Eau Thermale Avene Soothing Eye Contour Cream, $27, Amazon

Fragrance-Free Deodorant

Unscented deodorant? Surprisingly, it’s not an oxymoron. This fragrance-free version has orange, lemon, and linseed extracts to keep you fragrance free, too.

Kiehls Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant And Deodorant 1.7 oz, $16, Nordstrom

Fragrance-Free Facial Cleanser

Sensitive skin needs a gentle skin cleansing routine — no sebum-stripping or over-exfoliating here, please. This cleansing “milk” helps battle oily skin and breakouts without a single harsh ingredient.

Nurture My Body Organic Fragrance Free Cleansing Milk, $28, Amazon

Fragrance-Free Skin Relief

And if your skin is feeling generally itchy and irritated, whether because your cheeks are wind-chapped or someone at the Bloomingdale’s makeup counter just drenched you with Chanel No. 5, this soothing spray uses one ingredient and one ingredient only: coconut oil. Spray it onto irritated skin for all-natural relief, no scents in sight.

CapriClear Spray On Natural Moisturizer, $8,Amazon