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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredFragrance-free and unscented skin care products are those that do not contain ingredients that add an appealing fragrance or scent. Dermatologists sometimes advise people with sensitive skin to avoid skin care products with fragrances, since they may cause irritation. If you have sensitive skin, ask your doctor which skin care products to use.
Ellen Marmur, MD, Dermatology, answered
This indicates that there are no chemical additives used specifically to create fragrance, but the product could still contain essential plant oils or extracts that mask the not-so-pretty smell of the core ingredients. So the product may actually have a scent (coming from the basic components), but nothing has been added for that purpose alone.
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