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Also-called-like-this: Fragrance, Parfum
What-it-does: perfuming


Exactly what it sounds: nice smelling stuff put into cosmetic products so that the end product also smells nice. Fragrance in the US and parfum in the EU is a generic term on the ingredient list that is made up of 30 to 50 chemicals on average (but it can have as much as 200 components!). 

If you are someone who likes to know what you put on your face than fragrance is not your best friend - no way to know what’s really in it.  

Also, if your skin is sensitive, fragrance is again not your best friend. It’s the number one cause of contact allergy to cosmetics. It’s definitely a smart thing to avoid with sensitive skin (and fragrance of any type - natural is just as allergic as synthetic, if not worse!). 

Show me some proof

  • Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmetic Dermatology, 2nd edition, Fragrance - pages 138, 235

Products with Parfum/​Fragrance

Aveda Balancing Infusion For Dry Skin Prai 24K Gold Precious Oil Drops Revolution Skincare Warming Gel Moisturising Face Mask Sarabecca Vanilla Spice Natural Perfume Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner A'pieu Skunk-Poo Mist Fruity Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil Clarins Blue Orchid Facial Treatment Oil Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil Blend Evolve Organic Renewal Face Cream Hempz Pure Hemp Invigorating Bath Fizzer Ole Henriksen Fountain of Truth Facial Water Revolution Skincare X Jake Jamie Watermelon Hydrating Face Mask Revolution x Jake Jamie Toffee Apple Face Mask Ruby Rose Água Termal Sabon Body Oil Musk Smith’s Rosebud Salve So...? Fresh Floral Body Mist So...? Watermelon Body Mist The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray Vivier C E Peptides VivierSkin C E Peptides Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer hif (Hair is Fabric) Anti-Frizz Support hif (Hair is Fabric) Volume Support A+D Original Ointment Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Shower & Bath Oil Avon Heavenly Hydration Facial Oil By Terry Cellularose Cleansing Oil Caudalie Beauty Elixir Cosmia Deodorant Davines Oi All In One Milk Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil Erno Laszlo Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil GHD Heat Protect Spray Grown Alchemist Vanilla And Watermelon Lip Balm Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser Kiko Travel Wipes Nail Polish Remover Lush Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Method Pure Peace Body Wash Mia cosmetics paris Cornflower Cleansing Oil (Aceite Limpiador Facial) Moroccanoil Hair Treatment Neom Real Luxury Body Oil Neutrogena Body Oil - Light Sesame Formula Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Oil Ole Henriksen Express The Truth Moisturizing Crème Ole Henriksen So Nurturing Cleansing Cloths Pacifica Hardcore Happy Bath Dust Shower & Bath Fizz