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What cosmetic ingredient is most likely to cause an allergic reaction?

Fragrance, which is found in many cosmetic and skin-care lines, is a common culprit. If you find that scented products irritate you, look for products bearing " fragrance free" or " without perfume" on their labels. Even products labeled" unscented" might include an added plain fragrance, which can mask the odor of strong chemicals.

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