The descriptions hypo-allergenic and high tolerance are often used interchangeably – but are they the same thing?

NATorigin natural and hypoallergenic cosmetics for sensitive skin




Here at NATorigin, we specialise in high tolerance cosmetics and skincare, that are formulated with sensitive or dry eyes/skin, blepharitis and contact lens material in mind.

Too few consumers know that the natural label has been created to respect and preserve the environment, not to protect our skin/eyes. NATorigin is the first natural range formulated to comply with both the environment and even the most sensitive skin and eye


Skin and eye sensitivity is extremely frequent these days; red eyes, weeping eyes, tingling sensation, itching, redness, dry skin etc. However, women talk indifferently about ‘having sensitive eyes or skin’ or ‘being allergic’.

ALLERGY: is a definitive reaction from the organism to a given substance:
for example a skin reaction is possible due to chrome oxide.
INTOLERANCE: is a local, short-term reaction to a substance in a given context:
high and warm temperature, skin acidity, aggressive products.

Allergies represent only 10% of ocular or skin reactions, 90% are due to intolerances.

This problem affects more than half of all women, has no direct relation to any substance identifiable by patch testing, is often linked to a natural predisposition (skin type, sensitive or watery eyes, age, heredity) or to conditions of modern life (stress, pollution, aggressive products, hard water, dieting, unhealthy eating habits, air-conditioning, smoking).

NATorigin is an approved Allergy Friendly Product range. Currently it is the only high tolerance cosmetics or skincare range approved by Allergy UK making it the clear first choice for people with sensitive skin or eyes and contact lens wearers.


The key to achieving high tolerance is the bio-inertia of the formulations:

  • ultramicronisation of all the solid particles down to less than 15µm (60% <5µm) because the cells of the cornea measure 8-18µm
  • use of non-ionic surface-active agents
  • exclusive use of natural pigments which are insoluble in water
  • maintenance of the ocular pH (7.2-7.3) or of the cutaneous pH (5.5)
  • maintenance of isotonicity for the aqueous products or containing water (300 mOsm)

These extra steps in the production process reduce the impact of the products on the skin and eyes as the tiny, spherical particles are kinder than the large, crushed and jagged particles in hypo-allergenic products.

Priced from only £7.95, NATorigin cosmetics and skin care have never looked or felt so good. Designed to be as gentle as possible through a special production process while sourcing ingredients from natural and where possible, organic sources.

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