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Geraniol is a common fragrance ingredient. It smells like rose and can be found in rose oil or in small quantities in geranium, lemon and many other essential oils. 

Just like other similar fragrance ingredients (like linalool and limonene) geraniol also oxidises on air exposure and becomes allergenic. Best to avoid if you have sensitive skin.

Show me some proof

  • Chemical Research in Toxicology, 2007, 20 (5), pp 807–814, Fragrance Compound Geraniol Forms Contact Allergens on Air Exposure. Identification and Quantification of Oxidation Products and Effect on Skin Sensitization

Products with Geraniol

MELVITA Organic Rose Floral Water BIOSSANCE Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil Patyka Huile Absolue Skin Booster Serum Sister & Co Super Seed Facial Formula Botanics Organic Facial Oil | 100% Organic With Rosehip Le Couvent Des Minimes Everyday Deodorant With Alum Stone rå oils Skin Rescue Face And Body Oil Benefit Cosmetics Benetint By Terry Liftessence Oil Elixir DECLÉOR Aromessence Neroli Amara Serum Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary Bioaffinity Skin Tonic Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve Lip Balm Tube Trader Joe's Rose Water Facial Toner Weleda Refining Toner Anne Semonin Precious Serum Imperial Leather Facial Cleansing Wipes Oil Balancing Mother Dirt Biome-Friendly™ Body Oil Votary Cleansing Oil – Rose Geranium And Apricot oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel sensatia botanicals Cleopatra’S Rose Facial Toner Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate Ren Rosa Centifolia 3-In-1 Cleansing Water Scentered Escape Theraphy Balm Styx Cellulite Gel The Jojoba Company Oily Skin Balancer This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray Trilogy Rosehip Transformation Cleansing Oil Xhekpon Crema Facial Elemis Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Origins United State™ Balancing Tonic Rosense Foaming Cleanser So...? Watermelon Body Mist BIOSILK Silk Therapy Lite COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo + Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Oil Lolas Apothecary Tranquil Isle Relaxing Oil Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Toner Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion Ren Instant Firming Beauty Shot Rodin Lavender Absolute Luxury Face Oil SauberKunst Winterapfel Shampoo The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil Apeiron Hydro Sensitiv Creme Caudalie Vineactiv Overnight Detox Oil Erno Laszlo Hydraphel Skin Supplement Hydrating Toner Garnier Micellar Water Oil Infused