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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 Dr Hauschka Facial Toner 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 Quem Disse Berenice Sabonete Líquido Demaquilante Nutritivo Sister & Co Super Seed Facial Formula Sister & Co Raw Coconut Drink For Hair 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 L'Oreal Paris Elseve Huile Extraordinaire Maryse Bio Nutrient Face Oil This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner alverde Face Oil Gesichts-Öl Bio Wildrose 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 Kerastase Resistance Masque Therapiste 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 Skin & Tonic Calm Balm The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Shower & Bath Oil Australian Gold Moisture Lock Tan Extender Avon Vitamina C Renew 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 Garnier Hidra Rizos