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Linalool

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What-it-does: perfuming, deodorant

Details

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

So...? Watermelon Body Mist Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation Clarins Blue Orchid Facial Treatment Oil DECLÉOR Aromessence Neroli Amara Serum Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist Lush Coalface Lush Dark Angels MELVITA Organic Rose Floral Water Sister & Co Super Seed Facial Formula So...? Fresh Floral Body Mist Weleda Refining Toner Burt's Bees Lip Treatment Lip Mask Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil 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 Ren Clarimatte Invisible Pores Detox Mask The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist Australian Gold Moisture Lock Tan Extender 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 NIOD Low-Viscosity Cleaning Ester 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 Ducray Tonifying Gel Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Facial Oil Garnier Natural Rose Water Toner Sensitive Skin Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate L'Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Icy Gel LVLY by Paola Maria Skin Toner Le Couvent Des Minimes Everyday Deodorant With Alum Stone Lush Angels On Bare Skin Madara Superseed Soothing Hydration Organic Facial Oil Origins Ginzing Peel-Off Mask To Refine And Refresh Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary Bioaffinity Skin Tonic Ren Vita Mineral Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil Rodin Lavender Absolute Luxury Face Oil SauberKunst Winterapfel Shampoo
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