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What-it-does: perfuming, deodorant


Linalool is a super common fragrance ingredient. It’s kind of everywhere - both in plants and in cosmetic products. It’s part of 200 natural oils including lavender, ylang-ylang, bergamot, jasmine, geranium and it can be found in 90-95% of prestige perfumes on the market. 

The problem with linalool is, that just like limonene it oxidises on air exposure and becomes allergenic. That’s why a product containing linalool that has been opened for several months is more likely to be allergenic than a fresh one.

A study made in the UK with 483 people tested the allergic reaction to 3% oxidised linalool and 2.3% had positive test results. 

Show me some proof

  • Contact Dermatitis, Volume 64 (4) – Apr 1, 2011, Allergy to oxidized linalool in the UK

Products with Linalool

Kayman Beauty Coalface Soap So...? Watermelon Body Mist Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation Clarins Blue Orchid Facial Treatment Oil DECLÉOR Aromessence Neroli Amara Serum Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil Serum Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist Lush Coalface Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser: Geranium Leaf, Bergamot & Rose-Bud Lush Dark Angels MELVITA Organic Rose Floral Water Sister & Co Super Seed Facial Formula So...? Fresh Floral Body Mist Weleda Refining Toner Balm Balm Hand Balm Botanics Organic Facial Oil | 100% Organic With Rosehip Burt's Bees Lip Treatment Lip Mask Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner rå oils Skin Rescue Face And Body Oil Artedeco Hot Chili Lip Booster Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Dr Hauschka Translucent Bronzer Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Oil Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist Lancôme Tonique Radiance Philosophy Purity Made Simple Deep-Clean Mask Ren Clarimatte Invisible Pores Detox Mask Rodin Luxury Hair Oil Rose & Co Rose Petal Salve Lip Balm Tube Shu Uemura Blanc:Chroma Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist Australian Gold Moisture Lock Tan Extender Balea Teint Perfektion Glow Toner Baxter of California Vitamin Cleansing Bar - Citrus / Herbal Musk COLAB Paradise Fragrance Dry Shampoo Garnier Hautklar Tägliches Anti-Pickel Waschgel Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Conditioner Lush Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Lush Grease Lightning N.A.E. Vitalità Revitalizing Shower Gel NIOD Low-Viscosity Cleaning Ester Nivea Care Nourishing Cream With Shea Butter Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion Trader Joe's Rose Water Facial Toner Votary Cleansing Oil – Rose Geranium And Apricot