Do you ever buy a product that promises to be hypoallergenic only to be disappointed? If you have sensitive and allergy prone skin, shopping for skin care is quite difficult. Most so-called hypoallergenic brands hide the real ingredients. In order to help you shop for hypoallergenic products with confidence, we have put together a list of our top choice of products. Keep reading and find out which ones made the list.

Common Allergic Reactions to Products

If you’ve ever been a victim of an allergic reaction caused by a beauty product, you know how frustrating and uncomfortable it can be. Although there are several skin conditions which cause burning, itching, and flaky skin, there are two common types of allergic reactions associated with beauty products. One of them is irritant contact dermatitis. This happens when your skin gets physically damaged by an irritant. The symptoms will present as burning, itching, stinging, and in severe cases blisters. Allergic contact dermatitis involves an allergic reaction to your immune system. You might experience swelling of your face, eyes, ears, and neck. Redness and hives are also common.

What Causes These Allergic Reactions?

How can products that are supposed to go on your skin cause you so many issues? The answer to this is harmful chemicals. The use of Phthalates is commonly used in beauty products. These chemicals target the endocrine system. Parabens are a type of preservative found in makeup. This chemical will penetrate your skin and your body will absorb it. Butylated compounds are more harmful preservatives found in our daily products such as lipsticks, eyeliners, eyeshadow, perfumes, moisturizers and more. Even though everyone is aware of its toxicity, lead is another harmful ingredient still present in some beauty products. Often found in lipsticks, lead can lead to miscarriages or infertility.

15 Hypoallergenic Products Safe to Use on Sensitive Skin

Now you know about some of the common harmful chemicals that cause allergic reactions. You may be wondering what you can use if you have sensitive skin. These hypoallergenic products are natural an safe to use on sensitive skin.
Skin Care Starter Kit

1. Cocoon Apothecary – Skin Care Starter Kit

If you’re not ready to commit to the full-size product, Cocoon Apothecary created a starter kit. This kit includes a travel size cleanser, toner, and cream. The organic virgin coconut oil and almond oil in the facial cleanser will help remove dirt without irritating your skin. 100% organic and alcohol-free, the toner will deliver anti-oxidants and prepare your pores for the moisturizer. The Rosey Cheeks cream has a combination of rose hip oil, avocado oil, and shea butter to deliver the ultimate moisture to your skin.
Natural Deodorant

2. Routine – Natural Deodorant

When we think about the products we use, we rarely give deodorant a lot of thought. The skin around our underarms is more sensitive due to all of the different nerves and lymph nodes in this area. This is one of the many reasons why your underarms are so sensitive to some deodorants. Routine created a new natural deodorant with ingredients that won’t irritate your skin. This bestseller uses a combination of ingredients such as activated charcoal, prebiotics, magnesium, baking soda, clay, and beeswax to with you the best protection without irritating your skin. It’s free of aluminum zirconium, parabens, triclosan, and more.
Natural Makeup Foundation

3. Elate – Fresh Tint Foundation

You’d be shocked to learn all of the irritant chemicals found in many makeup brands. Those chemicals are often the culprit of many allergic reactions. If you’re tired of buying makeup and worrying about it irritating your skin, you should try Elate’s Fresh Tint foundation. This number one seller is vegan, cruelty-free and uses the only the best natural ingredients. The combination of argan and coconut oil give your skin the proper hydration while providing a full coverage. Some other ingredients include bamboo extract and bentonite clay which gets rid of redness and prevents irritation. If you’re worried about UV rays, zinc oxide will give you a little extra sun protection. This foundation comes in neutral undertones perfect for light to medium coverage.
Healing Eczema Balm

4. Provence Apothecary – Healing Eczema Balm

Eczema is a common type of skin condition that affects many people of all ages. It’s characterized by itching, red, dry, and irritated skin. Even though there are a lot of products in the market created to help heal and soothe eczema flare-ups, some of the chemicals in these products could irritate your skin even more. Province Apothecary created a product perfect to soothe psoriasis, eczema and extremely dry skin. This handmade healing balm contains calendula and zinc, which are key ingredients to its healing powers. If your skin is extremely dry and irritated, apply the healing balm and cover your skin with a gauze overnight. Although it’s safe for moms and babies, it’s recommended you test it out on a small patch of skin.
Natural Mascara

5. Da Lish – Mascara

If your mascara has ever caused you a trip to the doctor, then you know there must be something off with the ingredients. Da Lish cosmetics founder, Melanie Cruickshank had the curiosity to know what the ingredients used in her makeup were. So she started cooking up in her own kitchen. Da Lish mascara is free of sulfates, parabens, GMOs, Gluten, PEG, and petrochemicals — it won’t irritate your eyes. The use of natural ingredients won’t take away from its quality. You still get a great mascara that won’t clump, smudge, or flake.
Natural Deodorant

6. Penny Lane – Natural Deodorant

This deodorant is the number one best seller for many reasons. It’s 100% vegan and free of aluminum and zinc – known skin irritants. The creators at Penny Lane Organics gave this product a lot of thought to come up with a formula that would protect all day long without irritating your skin. Penny Lane deodorants use a combination of coconut oil, baking soda, and mildly scented essential oils to keep you smelling fresh. Since this deodorant is made without preservatives or fillers, you should follow the instruction so it lasts longer. For starters, don’t leave it out in the sun.
Groom Box

7. MALEchemy – Groom Box

Because men also deserve the same level of pampering, MALEchemy created the perfect grooming box. These products are plant-based, vegan, cruelty-free, biodegradable, and gluten-free. It contains a shaving lotion, gentle enough to not irritate your skin and also containing foaming propellants that will make it last longer. The aftershave is rich on tea tree hydrosol, aloe vera, and witch hazel. The pomade for the hair will be the next step. This pomade is also natural made mostly using plant-based wax that will give hair a medium hold.
Elate Natural Lipstick

8. Elate – Vibrant Lipstick

As mentioned before, lead is a toxic ingredient too often found in many mass-produced lipsticks. Many cosmetic companies do not mind all the lead found in the pigments they use. Luckily, there are some companies who do care. When was the last time you paid attention to the ingredients in your lipstick? Elate Cosmetics makes their lipstick using only the most natural ingredients. In order to keep your lips feeling soft and smooth, they use shea and mango butter — all organic. They also contain organic vanilla essential oil and vitamin E for extra moisture.
Rose Geranium Cleansing Milk

9. Rose Geranium Cleansing Milk

Crawford Street Natural Skincare created a natural cleanser designed to clean all types of skin, from sensitive to dry skin. The rose water and lavender have healing and soothing properties while the raspberry seed oil offers anti-inflammatory properties. Another key ingredient is the papaya fruit extract, which is high in enzymes and vitamin C. This cleansing milk will gently exfoliate away the dead skin while leaving your face looking smooth and protected from free radicals.
Silk-to-matte Foundation

10. Silk-to-Matte Foundation

Dalish cosmetics did it again with their silk to matte foundation. This foundation contains 75% percent natural ingredients and it’s free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, GMOs, gluten, and petrochemicals. This foundation gets its name because it starts out silky and the end product is a beautiful matte coverage. Your skin will look and feel so natural. The main ingredients are a perfect balance to moisturize, soothe, and protect your skin. Sunflower seed oil, Vitamins A, D, and E are amongst the most notable ingredients. Apply this foundation like you would any other foundation. Use one to two drops and dab on your face using your fingertips or sponge.
Natural Deodorant

11. Crawford Street – Cream Deodorant

With so many great deodorizing and anti-bacterial properties found in nature, it was only a matter of time until someone used it to make natural deodorant. That is exactly what Crawford Street did when they created their natural cream deodorant. Their 100% natural deodorant is packed with essential oils and cornstarch to absorb moisture. All you have to do is grab a dime size amount and apply it to your clean underarm the same way you would apply moisturizer. Once applied to your skin, it will absorb quickly leaving no residue. This deodorant is free of aluminum, phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, and triclosan.
Natural Soap

12. O’Canada Soapworks – Breathe

Have you ever paid attention to the ingredients in your soap or body wash? If you have sensitive skin prone to allergies, using the wrong soap can contribute to your skin rashes. Which is why this soap company based in Canmore, Alberta ensures all of their soaps are handmade, have no artificial fragrances and are even cruelty-free. One of their best-seller soaps, Breathe, is a combination of eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint, which will nourish your skin and also leave you with a fresh and refreshing aroma. This soap also includes vegetable and olive oil, menthol, lavender, chamomile, lavender flowers, and so much more. Make sure you try their other scents such as carrot-pumpkin, Canadian maple cream, and cool as a cucumber.

13. Wilderness Soap Co. – Activated Charcoal Cleansing Grains

For those who suffer from eczema, acne, or psoriasis, this product will help you reduce the appearance of this conditions. The ground rolled oats and Kaolin White Clay help remove the impurities from your skin. This activated charcoal is handmade and can be used as a face cleanser or as a face mask. This formula will not irritate your skin because it’s vegan, gluten-free and alcohol-free. Since it’s handmade, you can forget about any added chemicals polluting the formula. The makers also stay clear of artificial colors and fragrances. Use it like any other cleanser.
Natural Soap

14. Buck Na-Ked Soap Company

This natural soap company out of Ontario delivers naturally made soaps at a reasonable price. All of their soaps are handmade without any artificial colorings or artificial fragrances. If you’re environmentally conscious, then you’ll be happy to know this company only uses materials that are biodegradable and cruelty-free. Also, their ingredients are gluten-free, which is only good news for your skin. Their Dead Sea and Argan Soap combines only the best natural oils and fatty acids to not only clean but protect your skin. The ingredients include argan kernel oil, hemp seed oil, Dead Sea black mud, coconut oil, and many more. Buck Na-Ked offers a variety of scents for you to pick your favorite.
Baby Hair & Body Wash

15. Love Fresh Baby – Hair & Body Wash

If you’re worried about your new baby’s skin, then you’ll be happy to know there’s a brand that cares about what touches a baby’s delicate skin. This soap is perfect to cleanse and soothe your baby’s skin and hair. It’s made without parabens, SLES, SLS, artificial fragrances, and artificial colorants. With this formula, your baby’s skin will be soothed by lavender, tangerine essential oils, and elderflower extract. Since there are no harsh chemicals, it will not hurt your baby’s eyes.

Give These Hypoallergenic Products a Try

If you have allergy prone sensitive skin, we know how difficult it must be to find hypoallergenic products. Here at Waterlilies and Company, we know the importance of keeping harsh chemicals away from your skin and only deliver natural ingredients. If you’re interested in more hypoallergenic products that won’t irritate your delicate skin, check out our selection of products.



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