Allergic contact dermatitis is an inflammatory condition, due to the absorption of sensitizing chemicals by genetically predisposed people skin. With regard to atopic dermatitis, it is characterized by a stronger and  more durable immune response.

A lot of exposures may be necessary before symptoms occurs; during that time, many people may convince themselves not to be genetically predisposed to allergy and may overexpose themselves. By the way, a lot of allergens – as allergenic fragrances – do accumulate into the body, further increasing exposure.

Recently, authoritative scientific reports (2016) demonstrate the increasing of allergies to some preservatives (formaldehyde, methylchloroisothyazolinone (MCI) and methylisothyazolinone (MI). In addition, it substantiates statistically the relationship between this kind of allergy and the fragrance allergy, particularly towards standard mix type  I (amyl cinnamal, cinnamyl alcohol, cinnamal, eugenol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, isoeugenol, Evernia prunastri) and type II (citronellol, citral, coumarin, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, farnesol, alpha-hexyl-cinnamal). This may be due to the genetically predisposed people immune system, generally highly sensitive and reactive.

Bensos’ mission is both save the environment and save consumers from long-term toxic substances. In order to do this, it maintains up-to-date knowledge by reading recent scientific papers and verifying carefully that they are reliable and authoritative. In fact, also some unreliable work are available on database, as some “researchers” have conflict of interests, working for detergents companies and corporations; that thing may severely influence papers quality and impartiality. That’s why Bensos checks sources very carefully, selecting only academic or institutional ones.

Bensos’ products are free from formaldehyde, methylchloroisothyazolinone, methylisothyazolinone and from allergenic fragrances.

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