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What-it-does: perfuming


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 Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve Lip Balm Tube Colorescience Hydrating Mist DECLÉOR Aromessence Neroli Amara Serum Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary Bioaffinity Skin Tonic Dr Hauschka Translucent Bronzer Just the goods Vegan Toning Cleanser Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil SkinCeuticals Hydra Balm WILD SAGE & CO. Three Flowers + Clay Soap Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Shower & Bath Oil Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Toner Smartly Unscented Facial Lotion HUMAN NATURE Nourishing Facial Wash NIOD Low-Viscosity Cleaning Ester Anne Semonin Precious Serum Antipodes Divine Face Oil Organic Avocado Oil & Rosehip Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion The Jojoba Company Oily Skin Balancer Aesop Fabulous Face Oil Lush Full Of Grace Origins Zero Oil Oil Free Moisturiser luminositie SWISS APPLE STEM CELL FACE SERUM Caudalie Vineactiv Overnight Detox Oil Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil KORA ORGANICS Noni Glow Face Oil La Belle Lune Organic Skin Lush Don'T Look At Me Face Mask Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm Nourish London Radiance Rejuvenating Peptide Serum Scentered Escape Theraphy Balm Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Lip Conditioner DCL Spot Therapy Dr Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil Essence Coverstick Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm Rodin Geranium & Orange Blossom Luxury Face Oil Superdrug Tea Tree Facial Cleansing Pads Weleda Nappy Change Cream Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Firm And Revitalise Dry Body Oil Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning Moisturizing Lip Balm Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel Dr Dennis Gross Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant And Deodorant Cream Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Balm