Is hypoallergenic a credible term?

@article{Murphy2004IsHA,
  title={Is hypoallergenic a credible term?},
  author={L. Murphy and I. White and S. Rastogi},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Dermatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={29}
}
Hypoallergenic is a term that is frequently applied to cosmetics and is intended to imply a very low likelihood of developing or potentiating allergic cutaneous reactions. However there are neither industry standards nor legal requirements which must be fulfilled in order to make this claim. We describe a 25‐year‐old woman referred with worsening eczema which she related to the use of two skincare products. Both had been promoted as hypoallergenic and ‘preservative free’; chemical analysis… Expand
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