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What-it-does: perfuming, deodorant


With a sweet, light and floral scent, Farnesol is a popular fragrancing ingredient to make your cosmetics that bit nicer to use. It starts its life as a colorless liquid that can either be synthetically created or extracted from loads of plants like citronella, neroli, ylang-ylang, and tuberose.

The reason we list it as icky is because Farnesol is one of the “EU 26 fragrances” that has to be labeled separately (and cannot be simply included in the term “fragrance/perfume” on the label) because of allergen potential, so it is best avoided if you have super sensitive skin.

Products with Farnesol

Kamikaze Cosmética Hidrolato De Rosas Sister & Co Super Seed Facial Formula Vichy Dercos Anti-Dandruff Shampoo For Sensitive Scalp Young solution Spot Eliminating Drops ila-spa Face Oil for Glowing Radiance Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve Lip Balm Tube Weleda Fito Acondicionador De Aloe Alter/Native Conditioner Colorescience Hydrating Mist Perfect Potion Bare Faced Exfoliant Saffee Balancing Tonic Sweatstop SweatStop® Aloe Vera Forte armpit spray ila-spa Body Oil for Inner Peace Biferdil Champu Restaurador Con Acido Hialuronico DECLÉOR Aromessence Neroli Amara Serum Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum Pai Lotus & Orange Blossom Bioaffinity Toner Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary Bioaffinity Skin Tonic The Aesthetics Skin The Aesthetics Skin X Dion Mulya Bright It On Charcoal Clay Mask Zine Solución Pro Retinol Antipodes Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam Balm Balm Little Miracle Cleanser Dr Dennis Gross Drx Blemish Solutions™ Clarifying Mask Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil Dr Hauschka Translucent Bronzer Just the goods Vegan Toning Cleanser Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil POM POM Harmatcsepp Bőrmegújító Arcszérum Perfect Potion Bare Faced Facial Exfoliant SkinCeuticals Hydra Balm The Wild Curl Fortune Scalp Oil Treatment The Wild Curl Moisturizing Curly Hair Oil Votary Antidote Bath And Body Oil WILD SAGE & CO. Three Flowers + Clay Soap American Crew Precision Shave Gel Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Shower & Bath Oil Aveda Air Control Light Hold Hair Spray Aveda Brilliant Medium Hold Hair Spray CVS Health Moisturizing Lotion Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Cher Beauty Scrub Purifier Detox ElsheSkin Sebum Reducer Serum Hei Poa Pure Tahiti Monoi Oil - Frangipani Scent KORA ORGANICS Noni Glow Body Oil Liz Earle Super Skin Concentrate For Night (Naturally Active) Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Toner