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What-it-does: perfuming, deodorant

Official CosIng Information


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 Ion Moisture Boost Serum Kayman Beauty Coalface Soap L'Oreal Elseve Extraordinary Oil Coconut Monu Firming Fiji Facial 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 Dr Hauschka Facial Toner Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil Blend Elemis Musclease Active Body Oil Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation L'Oreal Professionnel Serioxyl Denser Hair Treatment for Thinning Hair Neom Real Luxury Body Oil Weleda Lavender Relaxing Body Oil Botanics Overnight Facial Oil 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 Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum Lush Coalface Monu Soothing Hawaii Facial Oil Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum Anointment Nourishing Facial Cream Balm Balm Little Miracle Cleanser Bybi Lip Plumper Cinema Secrets Ultimate Corrector 5-In-1 Pro Palette Dr Hauschka Birch Arnica Energising Body Oil Dr Hauschka Blackthorn Toning Body Oil Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil Garnier Fructis Sleek And Shine Anti-Frizz Serum Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser: Geranium Leaf, Bergamot & Rose-Bud Isana Professional Haaröl Arganöl & Pflege LILAH B. b. kissed Lip Balm Lush Dark Angels MELVITA Organic Rose Floral Water Monu Active Toner Nivea 4 In 1 Firming Body Oil