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What-it-does: perfuming, deodorant

Official CosIng Information


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

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 Colorescience Hydrating Mist Sweatstop SweatStop® Aloe Vera Forte armpit spray ila-spa Body Oil for Inner Peace 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 Balm Balm Little Miracle Cleanser 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 SkinCeuticals Hydra Balm 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 Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion ElsheSkin Sebum Reducer Serum 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 Noreva Drying Lotion SKOON Glowdrops Concentrate SKOON Spotless Spot Stick Smartly Unscented Facial Lotion Wijaya Platinum Hydraline Astaxanthin Whitening Cream Annemarie Börlind Purifying Care System Cleansing Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil Céleteque Dermoscience Acne Spot Corrector Gel Fridge by Yde Glow & Beauty HUMAN NATURE Nourishing Facial Wash My Trusty NHS Skincare My Trusty Sunflower Face & Body Oil NIOD Low-Viscosity Cleaning Ester Weleda Everon Lip Balm Anne Semonin Precious Serum Antipodes Divine Face Oil Organic Avocado Oil & Rosehip Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion Clear Nose Acne Care Solution Cleanser