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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

Antipodes Resurrect Clarifying Facial Toner Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules MELVITA Organic Rose Floral Water BIOSSANCE Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil Patyka Huile Absolue Skin Booster Serum Sister & Co Super Seed Facial Formula Botanics Nourishing Facial Oil With Rosehip Le Couvent Des Minimes Everyday Deodorant With Alum Stone Weleda Lavender Relaxing Body Oil Balm Balm Hand Balm Dr Hauschka Facial Toner rå oils Skin Rescue Face And Body Oil Arya Laya Regeneration Tonik 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 Skin & Tonic Calm Balm Trader Joe's Rose Water Facial Toner Weleda Refining Toner Anne Semonin Precious Serum Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Shower & Bath Oil Blue Beautifly Organic Rosehip Oil Serum Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser: Geranium Leaf, Bergamot & Rose-Bud Imperial Leather Facial Cleansing Wipes Oil Balancing InLight Face Oil Just the goods Vegan Toning Cleanser Kjaer Weiss Beautiful Oil Mother Dirt Biome-Friendly™ Body Oil Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum Votary Cleansing Oil – Rose Geranium And Apricot Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner alverde Face Oil Gesichts-Öl Bio Wildrose oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel sensatia botanicals Cleopatra’S Rose Facial Toner Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque Ayumi Coconut Hair Oil Botanical Lab Clay & Sulfur Drying Lotion Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Facial Oil Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate Ren Rosa Centifolia 3-In-1 Cleansing Water Rosaimpex Bulgarian boutique rose Rose Water With Rose Oil Scentered Escape Theraphy Balm Styx Cellulite Gel The Jojoba Company Oily Skin Balancer This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray Trilogy Rosehip Transformation Cleansing Oil