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7 best fragrance free beauty products

17 Feb 2022 • 6 min read


If you have sensitive skin, you may have been advised to use natural, fragrance free skincare products.

But which are the best?

We’ve listed a range of the best products, from shampoo and conditioner to body lotion and cleanser, all without added fragrance to help you find the perfect additions to your beauty regime.

In this article, we’ll discuss

  • If fragrance free skincare is better
  • If fragrance free good for your skin
  • What is true about fragrance free
  • 9 of the best fragrance free beauty products
  • If fragrance free skincare is suitable for everyone

Is fragrance free skincare better?

Not necessarily. Fragrance-free skincare products usually contain the same sorts of ingredients as fragranced ones, just without the perfume – and therefore less likely to cause sensetivity.

Is fragrance free good for sensitive skin?

The American Academy of Dermatology highlights fragrance as one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis.1

This is a type of eczema caused by touching or using a certain substance, such as fragrance.2

As fragrance can cause sesetivity for sensitive skin, fragrance free products may be a better option.

What is true about fragrance free?

The main truth about fragrance free beauty products is that they’re less likely to cause sensetivity for people with sensitive skin types.

Fragrances aren’t inherently bad though, just may be worth avoiding if your skin reacts to it.

What is fragrance in skincare?

In skincare, fragrance is used to add an odour to a product – this can be with natural ingredients.

While this isn’t an issue for the majority of users, some with sensitive skin may react to it.

How we chose our top fragrance free products

In our list of fragrance free skincare picks, we made sure to include the best of each key product that you might use in your day-to-day life – from a facial moisturiser to body wash.

We also chose these top items by making sure they’re suitable for a range of different skin types, lifestyle choices and price ranges – as well as our customer’s favourite.

7 of the best fragrance free skincare beauty products

Read on to learn more about the best fragrance free skincare beauty products

  1. The best fragrance free cleanser

If you’re in need of a cleanser without any added fragrance, look no further than the Sensitive Cleansing Lotion from Sukin.

Made with gentle, natural ingredients like calming chamomile and hydrating rosehip and vitamin E, this cleanser is ideal for sensitive skin types.

Key features

  • Can be used in the shower or bath
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Suitable for vegetables and vegans
  • Not tested on animals 

What our customers say

Mhairi M – 5/5 stars - Perfect for sensitive clean beauty seekers

“Really works well for my sensitive skin which I’ve struggled with since trying to switch to clean beauty products, really mild and light, with the faintest of scent, and takes off even my waterproof mascara with just a couple of swipes of a bamboo make up pad.”

Mandragora – 5/5 stars - Gentle to your sensitive skin

“I've discovered this product 3 months ago and i don't think I will ever replace it again!.... This is the very first cleansing lotion which doesn't irritates my eyes at all!!..All the ingredients are written very clearly on this product and it really doesn't have anything I won't put on my face which makes it just perfect for me.”

  1. The best fragrance free skin balm

If a body lotion isn’t quite enough, try the SkinSalvation balm by Balmonds.

This intensive skin ointment is made with 100% natural ingredients to help soothe and hydrate extremely dry, itchy, red skin.

Key features        

  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Suitable for all ages including babies from 6 weeks 
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Suitable for people with sensitive skin

What our customers say

Nattysmum – 5/5 stars - Excellent Soothing Cream

“Very nice rich cream - quite solid at first and needs to be warmed in the hands a little before applying. It has helped with a couple of irritating itchy areas which are quite persistent, so I am very pleased to be able to recommend this.”

Dandan91 – 5/5 stars – AMAZING

“I am so happy I found this balm for my daughters skin I have never known any other product to be as good as the skin salvation balm I highly recommend this to anybody children or adults. Work wonders literally. LOVE IT:-)”

  1. The best fragrance free shampoo

Looking for a fragrance free shampoo? Designed to be gentle yet effective on sensitive scalps, the Green People Scent Free Shampoo may be worth trying.

This product contains Green Tea to strengthen your hair as well as adding shine, and Pineapple extract to gently remove flakes on the scalp.

Key features

  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • 83% certified organic ingredients
  • Ideal for sensitive skin and scalps

What our customers say

J McLaren – 5/5 stars - Excellent for sensitive skin.

“Highly recommended for sensitive skin. My mature skin is prone to breakouts, but this causes no adverse reactions. A little goes a long way.”

Dowse – 5/5 stars – Very Good

“I randomly started to get extremely dry skin on my scalp which I’ve never had before and this is the only thing that really helped and controlled the situation. It’s so gentle but washes so well”

  1. The best fragrance free hand wash

On the hunt for a hand wash with sustainability points and no fragrance?

Enter the Beauty Kitchen Fragrance Free Organic Hand Wash.

With sustainable ingredients and packaging, this natural and gentle hand wash is perfect for everyday use on sensitive skin.

Key features

  • Sustainable product
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Zero waste
  • Organic ingredients

What our customers say

Samanthared – 5/5 stars – Very happy

“I decided to buy this hand wash as I couldn't find a good one for my hands. This one is a perfect match for my hands as it's fragrance free, vegan and organic! It leaves my hands nourished and very soft.”

Kitty W – 5/5 stars – Finally!

“Excellent! I have desperately sensitive skin and multiple allergies. Finally, I’ve found a hand wash that I can actually use, which doesn’t dry my hands and shred them to ribbons.”

  1. The best fragrance free SPF

Another Green People beauty product that is fragrance free and just an all round favourite, is their Scent Free Sun Lotion.

Offering both UVA and UVB protection, this natural sun lotion is ideal for sensitive skin as it is made with 84% organic ingredients.

Green People products are reef-safe sun lotion in fully recyclable, renewable sugar cane packaging.

Farmed on sustainable land, this plant-based packaging is completely carbon-neutral.

Key features

  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • 84% certified organic
  • SPF30
  • Easy-to-apply formula
  • Sustainable product

What our customers say

Lady59 – 5/5 stars - Fab sun tan lotion with no heat bumps!

“Great product that is expensive but worth every Penny as I do not get heat bumps using this product. Would definitely buy again. Also like that it is ocean friendly too.”

Safetyman2a – 5/5 stars - Costs more but well worth it.

“The best non-chemical sun cream I have come across. It is non-greasy and applies easily to the skin and doesn't feel sticky with that horrible chemical perfume smell. Expensive best well worth it for the extra benefits.”

  1. The best fragrance free deodorant

This 100% natural, fragrance free deodorant is long-lasting and effective – without being harsh on your skin.

Throughout history natural mineral salts have been used to prevent body odour.

One of these natural salts, potassium alum, is the active ingredient in Salt of the Earth’s Crystal Classic Natural Deodorant.

This creates an invisible antibacterial layer on the skin’s surface that helps to control the growth of bacteria, preventing body odour.

The result is effective, long-lasting protection that allows your skin to breathe.

Key features

  • 100% natural ingredients
  • 100% vegan - approved by both the vegan society & vegetarian society
  • Leaping bunny approved
  • Unisex
  • Does not contain any synthetic ingredients 

What our customers say

Madeleine T – 5/5 stars – Great value for money

“It's a great product that lasts a very long time. I use it daily and it lasted well over a year. Great value for money”

Trevz – 5/5 stars – Five Stars

“Bought this a week ago because I wanted to try a natural deodorant and I’m amazed by how well it works. I also feel like it keeps me drier than the standard antiperspirants I’ve used before. And even after extensive exercise there’s hardly any smell. And the price is really good as well.”

  1. The best fragrance free conditioner

Last up in our list of the best fragrance free beauty products, we have the Calendula Conditioner from Dr Organic.

Perfect for sensitive skin types, this calming conditioner is designed to soften and replenish your hair.

Key features

  • Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Soothing on the scalp

What our customers say

From welly – 5/5 stars - Nice and smooth touch

“Nice and smooth touch. Good result. No perfume. It was a bit difficult to get the content out.”

Are fragrance free beauty products suitable for everyone?

It’s hard to say whether everyone can use fragrance free beauty products or not because each product is different and may contain an ingredient that you could react to.

However in most cases it is suitable for all skin types.

If you’re worried about using a particular product, even if it is fragrance free, it’s best to speak to your doctor or a dermatologist for professional advice that is tailored to you and your skin.

The final say

Found the kinds of beauty products you were looking for?

Whether you need a fragrance free moisturiser recommendation or an unperfumed soap, we hope you found our collection of products helpful.

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Last updated: 18 February 2022


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