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What-it-does: perfuming


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 Vintage Beauty Organic Damask Rose Hydrosol Damascena Natural Rose Water Dr Hauschka Renewing Night Conditioner Gulsha Ultimate Rosewater L’erboristica Anti-wrinkle Night Face Cream MELVITA Bourbon Geranium Floral Water Otaci Gül Suyu Yüz Spreyi Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules Indola Finish Smooth Serum Junglück Rosewater Lush Eau Roma Water MELVITA Organic Rose Floral Water My rose Rose Water Pantene Pro-V Miracles Lift&Volume Biotin + Rosewater Shampoo Saloos Bio Face Oil Argan & Prickly Pear & Rose Seven wonders Moroccan Argan Oil Skin Serum Alepia Oriental Balm With Orange Blossom, Argan , Shea Aroma Zone Elixir Floral De Rose De Damas Bio Aveda Chakra 2 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Nourished Aveda Chakra 6 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Insight Aveda Tangerine Essential Oil + Base Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz Boots Offer Boots Rose Facial Oil Botanics Nourishing Facial Oil With Rosehip Dr Hauschka Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin Lidherma Dherma Filler Cream MAISON LOUIS MARIE No.04 Bois De Balincourt | Perfume Oils Najel Damascus Rose Hydrolate Natur Vital Rose Water Toner Nivea Lotion Extra Rich Moisturizing Organik botanik Splotch Deep Sleep Bath Salts Organik botanik Splotch Magnesium & Emu Apple Bath Salts Scents of Nature Coastal Natural Eau De Parfum Sulfoderm S Complexion Compact Powder витэкс Легкий Крем Для Лица «увлажнение И Матирование» С Себорегулирующим Действием Beauty Bay Skinhit Nourishing Oil Calduch Laboratorios Suavina Dermo Original Charli D'Amelio Born Dreamer Eau De Toilette Clubman Pinaud Finest Powder Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil Dr Hauschka Soothing Intensive Treatment Isana Aloha Hawaii Body Fragrance Kerastase Aura Botanica Concentré Essentiel Laca Aceite Para Masajes Drenante Manna Testápoló Habkrém Rózsa Illattal Marilou Creme Visage Jour Day Cream With Aloe Vera And Jojoba Oil NATURE SPELL Rose Water Face Toner