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5 Compelling Reasons to Choose Alcohol-Free Fragrances
5 Reasons to Switch to Alcohol-free Fragrance
Fragrances can enhance our attractiveness, boost our mood, and even evoke cherished memories. However, many people are unaware that their favorite perfume may be harmful due to its high alcohol content. Since alcohol and skin often don’t mix well, it’s worth considering the benefits of switching to an alcohol-free fragrance.
The Detrimental Effects of Alcohol on the Skin
Most perfumes use alcohol to extract essential oils from natural ingredients and to dilute the perfume to a suitable strength. Research increasingly indicates that alcohol-based fragrances can damage the skin:
- Directly applying alcohol-based perfume to the skin daily may lead to irritation, dryness, and a compromised skin barrier. This sensitivity can result in adverse reactions that prevent some individuals from wearing perfume.
- The scent of alcohol-based perfume can be overpowering. If you’ve ever experienced a headache or burning sensation in your nose after smelling an intense fragrance, it likely stemmed from the alcohol concentration. Switching to an alcohol-free fragrance provides a more elegant, subtle scent and allows the natural ingredients to express themselves without overwhelming the senses.
Why switch to alcohol-free perfume ?
Mass production has led to the use of alcohol in perfume formulations to reduce costs and create more potent scents. However, these inexpensive ingredients have become increasingly harmful. As an alternative, we offer a range of alcohol-free fragrances to help you enjoy your favorite scents without the downsides. Here are five compelling reasons to switch to non-alcoholic perfumes:
- Suitable for sensitive skin: Alcohol-free perfumes are gentle on all skin types because they don’t contain fillers, chemicals, or alcohol, which can irritate or damage the skin’s barrier.
- Greater versatility: While most alcohol-based perfumes are intended for use on clothes and necks, alcohol-free fragrances can also be used as body sprays, colognes, and hair and body mists. The emulsion of water and nourishing natural oils provides a pleasant scent and moisturizes hair and skin.
- Long-lasting scent: Contrary to popular belief, natural and alcohol-free perfumes have a lower evaporation rate due to their emulsion of organic oil and water, resulting in a lasting scent of up to 5 hours.
- Aromatic and therapeutic benefits: Alcohol-free perfumes contain natural extracts with calming and healing effects. Depending on the scent, these natural perfumes can help soothe your mind during the day and promote relaxation at night. To find the perfect alcohol-free perfume for men or women, consult our guide on how to choose a perfume online.
- Better for the environment: Conventional fragrances contribute to VOC emissions, waste production, and synthetic perfume pollution. Our innovative range of sustainable, alcohol-free fragrances is designed to be kind to both you and the planet. Learn more about why alcohol-free fragrances are better for the environment in our recent blog post.