Follow us on our new Insta page »


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 Sarabecca Vanilla Spice Natural Perfume A'pieu Skunk-Poo Mist Fruity Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil Clarins Blue Orchid Facial Treatment Oil Evolve Organic Renewal Face Cream Hempz Pure Hemp Invigorating Bath Fizzer Revolution Skincare X Jake Jamie Watermelon Hydrating Face Mask Sabon Body Oil Musk So...? Fresh Floral Body Mist So...? Watermelon Body Mist The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 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 Caudalie Beauty Elixir Cosmia Deodorant Erno Laszlo Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil GHD Heat Protect Spray Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser Lush Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Method Pure Peace Body Wash Mia cosmetics paris Cornflower Cleansing Oil (Aceite Limpiador Facial) Moroccanoil Hair Treatment Neutrogena Body Oil - Light Sesame Formula Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Oil Pacifica Hardcore Happy Bath Dust Shower & Bath Fizz Palladio Rice Paper Oil Blotting Sheets Palladio Rice Powder Pearlessence Rosehip Balancing Facial Oil Sabon Body Oil Rose Splash Scentered Escape Theraphy Balm SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Energizing Hand & Body Scrub Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream Thayers Thayer'S Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel With Aloe Vera Alpha Keri Shower & Bath Oil Avon Planet Spa Radiant Gold Face Mask Baxter of California Vitamin Cleansing Bar - Citrus / Herbal Musk Blossom Jeju Camellia Soombi Cleansing Oil Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Oil With Coconut & Argan Oils Caudalie Divine Oil Clean & Clear Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent Corine de farme Conditioner CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder Doctor Babor Thermal Spray Ducray Tonifying Gel Erno Laszlo Phelityl Cleansing Bar