Helpful guides for learning more about metal allergies, hypoallergenic earrings, ear piercing care, and more.
The term hypoallergenic is not regulated in the United States. What it actually means is the earrings are less likely to cause an allergic reaction; but less likely does not mean that it will not cause a reaction. What consumers actually need is biocompatible earrings. Biocompatible means that the material is not harmful, toxic, or reactive with living tissue.