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Official CosIng Information


Citronellol is a very common fragrance ingredient with a nice rose-like odor. In the UK, it’s actually the third most often listed perfume on the ingredient lists. 

It can be naturally found in geranium oil (about 30%) or rose oil (about 25%). 

As with all fragrance ingredients, citronellol can also cause allergic contact dermatitis and should be avoided if you have perfume allergy. In a 2001 worldwide study with 178 people with known sensitization to fragrances citronellol tested positive in 5.6% of the cases.

There is no known anti-aging or positive skin benefits of the ingredient. It’s in our products to make it smell nice. 

Show me some proof

  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Volume 9 (3)–Sep 1, 2010, Original Contribution: Top 10 botanical ingredients in 2010 anti‐aging creams

Products with Citronellol

Le Couvent Des Minimes Everyday Deodorant With Alum Stone Nobilis Tilia Květová Voda - Bio Růže Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules MELVITA Organic Rose Floral Water Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz Botanics Nourishing Facial Oil With Rosehip Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve Lip Balm Tube ila-spa Face Oil for Glowing Radiance Dr Hauschka Facial Toner SEPHORA COLLECTION All-In-One Nourishing Oil Skincare Cosmetics Retinol Hydrating Facial Mist Arya Laya Regeneration Tonik L'Oreal Professionnel Serioxyl Denser Hair Treatment for Thinning Hair Monu Gentle Toner The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Trader Joe's Rose Water Facial Toner alverde Face Oil Gesichts-Öl Bio Wildrose Blue Beautifly Organic Rosehip Oil Serum Gruum Hår Lemon And Almond Shampoo Bar Imperial Leather Facial Cleansing Wipes Oil Balancing Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil Nivea 4 In 1 Firming Body Oil Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil Votary Cleansing Oil – Rose Geranium And Apricot WILD SAGE & CO. Three Flowers + Clay Soap Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque Apidermin Crema de fata cu laptisor de matca si vitamina A Dr Hauschka Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil Dr Hauschka Night Serum Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Facial Oil Isana Professional Haaröl Arganöl & Pflege Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate Lush Rosy Cheeks Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Toner REN Rosa Centifolia 3-In-1 Cleansing Water Rosaimpex Bulgarian boutique rose Rose Water With Rose Oil Rosense Foaming Cleanser The Jojoba Company Oily Skin Balancer Trilogy Rosehip Transformation Cleansing Oil True Skincare Organic Clarifying Safflower & Geranium Cleansing Oil COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo + Dr Hauschka Blackthorn Toning Body Oil Dr Hauschka Clarifying Toner Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil Green Pharmacy Serum Na Łamliwe Końcówki, Jedwab Do Włosów W Płynie/ Serum For Brittle Ends Liquid Silk Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser: Geranium Leaf, Bergamot & Rose-Bud