- designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, as by containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances: hypoallergenic cosmetics.
Origin of hypoallergenic
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- (of cosmetics, earrings, etc) not likely to cause an allergic reaction
Word Origin and History for hypoallergenic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction.
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