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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

Bybi beauty C-Caf Cream Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Avon Aromatherapy Calm Body Mist Spray - Eucalyptus & Peppermint Ion Moisture Boost Serum Kayman Beauty Coalface Soap L'Oreal Elseve Extraordinary Oil Coconut LACURA Healthy Glow Vitamin C Toner MELVITA Orange Blossom Floral Water Monu Firming Fiji Facial Oil Nurme Super Foaming Lavender Soap Thursday Plantation Macadamia Body Oil Coiffance Elixir Electric Ink Defining Tattoo Body Oil Lanolips 101 Ointment Fruities - Peach So...? Watermelon Body Mist Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips Antipodes Resurrect Clarifying Facial Toner Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil Dr Hauschka Facial Toner Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil Blend Elemis Musclease Active Body Oil Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Oil Treatment Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation Hei Poa Pure Tahiti Monoi Oil - Frangipani Scent L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Serum L'Oreal Professionnel Serioxyl Denser Hair Treatment for Thinning Hair Neom Real Luxury Body Oil Old Spice Aftershave Captain SKOON Spotless Spot Stick The Wild Curl Kinky Castor Hair Oil Weleda Lavender Relaxing Body Oil Botanics Overnight Facial Oil Cien Argan Oil Elixir Clarins Blue Orchid Facial Treatment Oil DECLÉOR Aromessence Neroli Amara Serum Dr Hauschka Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil Dr Organic Aloe Vera Soap Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil Garnier Serum Mask Light Complete Ho Karan The High Oil Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil Serum Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist L'Oreal Paris Elvive Full 5 Restore Repairing Conditioner L'Oreal Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum Liz Earle Super Skin Concentrate For Night (Naturally Active) Lush Coalface Lush Eau Roma Water Lush Cosmetics Ultraplant Monu Soothing Hawaii Facial Oil