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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 Avene Gentle Toner 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 Garnier Fructis Sleek And Shine Anti-Frizz Serum Hempz Pure Hemp Invigorating Bath Fizzer Le Labo Bergamote 22 Body Oil Le Labo Iris 39 Body Oil Le Labo Jasmin 17 Body Oil Le Labo Labdanum 18 Body Oil Le Labo Neroli 36 Body Oil Le Labo Oud 27 Body Oil Le Labo Patchouli 24 Body Oil Le Labo Rose 31 Body Oil Le Labo Thé Noir 29 Body Oil Le Labo Vetiver 46 Body Oil Le Labo Ylang 49 Body Oil 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 SACHAJUAN Leave In Conditioner 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 Avon Sabonete De Limpeza Exfoliante Ácido Salicílico By Terry Cellularose Cleansing Oil Caudalie Beauty Elixir Cosmia Deodorant Davines Oi All In One Milk Duke Cannon Natural Charcoal Deodorant (Trench Warfare)