Hypoallergenic meaning

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Having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction.

Hypoallergenic cosmetics.

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Less likely to cause an allergic reaction than other comparable preparations or goods.
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Having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction.

Hypoallergenic cosmetics.

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Containing fewer allergens.
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Origin of hypoallergenic

Coined between 1950 and 1955 from hypo- + allergenic. Some say that it was coined by advertisers in 1953. Merriam-Webster puts the date at 1940.