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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

Aveda Chakra 1 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Grounded Annemarie Börlind Intensive Care Capsules Facial Oil For Night Care Aveda Chakra 3 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Intention Bione Cosmetics Antakne Zo skin health Rozatrol Tratment For Red, Sensitized Skin Aveda Chakra 2 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Nourished Aveda Chakra 4 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Harmony Aveda Chakra 5 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Expressive Aveda Chakra 7 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Wisdom Deorex Body Odorizer Spray, Non-fragrance Ombra Spa Deodorant Roll On Sport Aveda Shampowder Dry Shampoo Aveda Shampure Composition Oil™ Aveda Shampure™ Dry Shampoo Aveda Stress-fix™ Concentrate Deorex Body Odorizer Spray, Musk Kamikaze Cosmética Hidrolato De Rosas Sister & Co Super Seed Facial Formula Vichy Dercos Anti-Dandruff Shampoo For Sensitive Scalp Young solution Spot Eliminating Drops Young solution Wash Up Triple Action Face Wash ila-spa Face Oil for Glowing Radiance Aveda Chakra 6 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Insight ISOMERS Skincare Without A Trace Make-Up Remover Manna Testápoló Habkrém Rózsa Illattal Neal's Yard Remedies Mother's Massage Oil Optimum by Superdrug Retinol Booster Drops Pranuka Gel Deodorant Deo Bergamot + Mint Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve Lip Balm Tube Weleda Fito Acondicionador De Aloe renovality Neroli Body Oil Alter/Native Conditioner Aveda Stress-fix Composition Oil™ Colorescience Hydrating Mist Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau De Parfum Kamikaze Cosmética Agua Micelar Kamikaze Cosmética Agua Micelar Halo Lunar PEAU GUERIE Serum Hialuronic Perfect Potion Bare Faced Exfoliant Saffee Balancing Tonic Skin Beauty Serum Filler Ha+B5+Niacinamida Sweatstop SweatStop® Aloe Vera Forte armpit spray ila-spa Body Oil for Inner Peace Alca Active Care Charcoal Thick Mask Biferdil Champu Restaurador Con Acido Hialuronico Carrefour Soft Tiaré & Monoï Deodorant Channoine Blue Planet Active Refreshing Antiperspirant Complex DECLÉOR Aromessence Neroli Amara Serum Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum (Old)