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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 Sarabecca Vanilla Spice Natural Perfume A'pieu Skunk-Poo Mist Fruity Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil So...? Fresh Floral Body Mist So...? Watermelon Body Mist 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 Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser Lush Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Neutrogena Body Oil - Light Sesame Formula Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Oil Pearlessence Rosehip Balancing Facial Oil SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Energizing Hand & Body Scrub 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 Clean & Clear Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent Corine de farme Conditioner CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder Doctor Babor Thermal Spray Ducray Tonifying Gel Glossier Body Hero Daily Oil Wash Karin Herzog Vita-A-Kombi Oil Kiehl’s Crème De Corps Smoothing Oil To Foam Body Cleanser Lush Tea Tree Water Toner Obagi Professional-C™ Serum 10% One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum Perricone MD Dmae Firming Pads RITUALS The Ritual Of Karma Shower Scrub Revolution Skincare Superfruit Extract – Antioxidant Rich Serum & Primer Suave Ocean Breeze Shampoo Anne Semonin Precious Serum Buena Skin Cosmeceuticals Camellia Botanical Deep Cleansing Oil By Terry Liftessence Oil Elixir COLAB Paradise Fragrance Dry Shampoo Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Wash Coco & Eve Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque EVA NYC Mane Magic 10-In-1 Primer Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil Enature Moringa Cleansing Balm Inecto Naturals Smooth Me Coconut Hair Serum Jean & Len Shampoo Detox Black Tea & Mate