What does Hypo-Allergenic Mean?

Since my son suffers from mild itchiness of the skin when using ordinary body washes, I was researching alternate body washes and found a few products labeled “hypo-allergenic”. I have come across this label before and have not paid much attention to it. But imagine my surprise when I found that Wikipedia defined the term to be a “marketing” term with no medical basis! Wow! And to think that I bought a couple of brands of body washes based on this term thinking it might be suitable for my son. I’ll still try these brands and see if they cause less irritation to my son’s skin. I am also planning to try Tom’s Body Soap — seems like this does not have Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate and has all natural vegetable based ingredients.


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