Brooke Brooke
2 years ago

Can I keep using my products that are rated medium irritancy if my skin seems okay?

Hello! I noticed that many of the products I use have a medium irritancy rating. If my skin isn’t feeling irritated, am I okay to keep using the products?

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Yes, you can use the products if your skin tolerates them well. The irritancy risk score is just to alert about common irritants, especially if the skin is prone to sensitivity. Wherever possible, it’s a good idea to go for low irritancy products if there is a particular skin concern - dryness, acne, hyperpigmentation.

Also, products with potent actives like retinoids always have higher irritancy risk - but usually it’s the risk worth taking because of the huge upside in terms of effectiveness (compared for example with essential oils where the risk is high but then benefit is zero)


Thanks Maria! That’s super helpful. 😊