Dermatologists issue warning over 'clean' beauty products

Some chemicals in traditional products are 'demonised', despite being non-allergenic, they say

"Clean" skin care products that are free of certain chemicals are not always safer than their traditional counterparts, dermatologists warn.

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Arbitrary descriptions of products as "clean" or "natural" are not regulated, and many of these products contain high concentrations of ingredients that can cause irritation and allergies, the US authors write in an editorial in JAMA Dermatology.

"We wanted to shed light on the fact that the 'clean beauty' movement is more of a business model and marketing tool that plays on the trend of people wanting to use

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