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What-it-does: perfuming


It’s a common fragrance ingredient that smells like lemon and has a bittersweet taste.  It can be found in many plant oils, e.g. lemon, orange, lime or lemongrass. 

It’s one of the “EU 26 fragrances” that has to be labelled separately (and cannot be simply included in the term “fragrance/perfume” on the label) because of allergen potential. Best to avoid if your skin is sensitive.

Show me some proof

  • Contact Dermatitis, Volume 49 (1) - Jul 1, 2003, Citral a fragrance allergen and irritant

Products with Citral

Le Couvent Des Minimes Everyday Deodorant With Alum Stone The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Anne Semonin Precious Serum Dr Hauschka Translucent Bronzer Ducray Tonifying Gel Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate So...? Fresh Floral Body Mist SauberKunst Winterapfel Shampoo Weleda Refining Toner Botanics Organic Facial Oil | 100% Organic With Rosehip Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream Caudalie Vineactiv Overnight Detox Oil Dr Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Treatment Erno Laszlo Hydraphel Skin Supplement Hydrating Toner Korres Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Eye Elixir Lush Full Of Grace Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm Origins Ginzing Peel-Off Mask To Refine And Refresh Revolution Skincare Hyaluronic Essence Spray Revolution Skincare Rosehip Seed Oil - Gold Elixir Tata Harper Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil The Body Shop Tea Tree Targeted Gel The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist The Jojoba Company Oily Skin Balancer Elemis Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Facial Oil Madara Superseed Age Recovery Organic Facial Oil Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm Origins Ginzing™ Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer Smashbox Primer Water So...? Watermelon Body Mist Superfacialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil Caudalie Beauty Elixir Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash Lush Amazon Primer Lush Tea Totaler Naked Cleansing Balm The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner Weleda Gentle Cleansing Milk Weleda Pflegecreme Byphasse Soft Cleansing Milk Dermalogica Precleanse Joelle Ciocco Secret Clear/Foaming Cleansing Care Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins™ Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream Origins Modern Friction™ Cleansing Oil With Radiance-Boosting White & Purple Rice SKIN&CO Roma Organic Rosemary & Verbena Exfoliating Shower Gel SKIN&CO Roma Organic Rosemary & Verbena Shower Gel