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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 DECLÉOR Aromessence Neroli Amara Serum NIOD Low-Viscosity Cleaning Ester Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary Bioaffinity Skin Tonic Dr Hauschka Translucent Bronzer Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Toner Smartly Unscented Facial Lotion Anne Semonin Precious Serum Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion The Jojoba Company Oily Skin Balancer 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 Lush Don'T Look At Me Face Mask Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm Scentered Escape Theraphy Balm 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 Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel Dr Dennis Gross Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Defense Barrier-Boosting Essence Oil Caudalie Beauty Elixir Renu Skin Flash Relax Mask Rodin Jasmine & Neroli Luxury Face Oil Aesop Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum In Fiore Calendula Solution Botanique Origins Hello, Calm Relaxing & Hydrating Face Mask With Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Exfoliating Booster SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer Weleda Renewing Day Cream - Wild Rose Beautybio The Radiance Brightening Vitamin E + Rosehip Seed Facial Oil Huxley Secret Of Sahara Essence; Brightly Ever After Lush Coalface Madara Gloss And Vibrancy Shampoo Zo skin health Rozatrol™ Normalizing Serum Aesop B & Tea Balancing Toner Dr Hauschka Foundation Dr Hauschka Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Oil