hypoallergenic

adjective
hy·​po·​al·​ler·​gen·​ic | \ ˌhī-pō-ˌa-lər-ˈje-nik How to pronounce hypoallergenic (audio) \

Definition of hypoallergenic

: having little likelihood of causing an allergic response hypoallergenic cosmetics hypoallergenic foods

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Stick to brands with hypoallergenic labels and your skin woes should be put to rest. Lyndsay Green, Teen Vogue, "QUIZ: What is My Skin Type: Dry? Acne-Prone? Oily? Find Out Now," 14 Mar. 2019 Go with a lightweight, hypoallergenic option like Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream, which helps to shield the eye area from potential irritants (another great benefit of the cotton extract). Baze Mpinja, Marie Claire, "Have Sensitive Skin? Do These 4 Things Before Bed," 8 Mar. 2019 That’s why all the hype about hypoallergenic pets contains more baloney than the average third grader’s lunch sandwich. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "Here Are 9 Ways to Deal With a Pet Allergy If You Love Animals," 30 Nov. 2018 If allergies are a concern, choose pillows made from hypoallergenic materials such as cotton, wool, or synthetic down. Jodi Helmer, ELLE Decor, "Beddings Basics," 19 Oct. 2011 Each sunscreen dispenser is equipped with four 1,000 mL pouches of hypoallergenic broad-spectrum SPF-30 sunscreen, available in four different varieties, safe for people aged 6-months and up. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 12 June 2018 This one from Utopia is super soft, hypoallergenic, and machine washable. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "Here are the 5 best deals on Amazon right now," 19 June 2018 Fresh, supportive, hypoallergenic and clean pillows are not expensive. Jennifer Adams, Philly.com, "Ask Jennifer Adams: When should you replace your pillows?," 25 May 2018 Okay, so the Cornish Rex may not be hypoallergenic. Kristen A. Schmitt, Smithsonian, "There’s No Such Thing as a Hypoallergenic Cat," 17 Apr. 2018

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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hypoallergenic

adjective
hy·​po·​al·​ler·​gen·​ic | \ -ˌal-ər-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce hypoallergenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypoallergenic

: having little likelihood of causing an allergic response hypoallergenic food hypoallergenic makeup

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