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FRAGRANCE

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Endocrine disruption (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo1121 products
conditioner1042 products
body wash/cleanser832 products
lipstick777 products
moisturizer635 products
mask513 products
foundation488 products
hair treatment/serum469 products
liquid hand soap414 products
facial moisturizer/treatment405 products
beach & sport sunscreen369 products
hair styling aide363 products
facial cleanser359 products
bar soap347 products
antiperspirant/deodorant344 products
bath oil/salts/soak307 products
exfoliant/scrub303 products
lip gloss301 products
serums & essences295 products
hair color and bleaching287 products
fragrance for women244 products
body firming lotion227 products
hair spray198 products
lip balm191 products
styling gel/lotion180 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)158 products
moisturizer with SPF152 products
hand cream142 products
bronzer/highlighter140 products
eye shadow116 products
shaving cream109 products
fragrance for men106 products
makeup primer106 products
body spray102 products
makeup remover97 products
toners/astringents96 products
concealer94 products
baby shampoo79 products
hand sanitizer74 products
body oil70 products
detangler70 products
bubble bath68 products
sunless tanning63 products
baby lotion62 products
styling mousse/foam55 products
setting powder/spray54 products
blush53 products
baby soap52 products
facial powder47 products
beard care46 products
anti-aging43 products
41 products
around-eye cream39 products
baby wipes38 products
beard oil36 products
after sun product34 products
polish remover34 products
mascara31 products
shaving cream (men's)30 products
foot moisturizer30 products
BB cream29 products
lip plumper28 products
lip liner25 products
after shave23 products
baby oil23 products
diaper cream21 products
foot cleansing21 products
lip balm with SPF21 products
baby bubble bath17 products
baby powder16 products
CC cream15 products
eye makeup remover14 products
brow liner13 products
beard cleanser13 products
hair relaxer12 products
body powder10 products
foot odor control9 products
oil controller9 products
tanning oil8 products
toothpaste8 products
damaged skin treatment8 products
glitter7 products
depilatory6 products
cuticle treatment6 products
eye liner6 products
nail treatment5 products
nail polish5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
muscle/joint soreness4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
pore strips3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
vapor rubs2 products
other eye makeup2 products
mouthwash1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCNFP (The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers) 1999. Opinion concerning fragrance allergy in consumers. A review of the problem. Analysis of the need for appropriate consumer information and identification of consumer allergens. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final. December 1999.
A review article reports fragrance in cosmetics causes allergic contact dermatitis.Tatyana Hamilton & Gillian C de Gannes. 2011. Allergic contact dermatitis to preservatives and fragrances in cosmetics. Skin therapy letter 16(4), 1-4.
A review article reports fragrances causes skin allergies in children.Anne Birgitte Simonsen, Mette Deleuran, Jeanne Duus Johansen & Mette Sommerlund 2011. Contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis in children - a review of current data. Contact dermatitis 65(5), 254-65.

Miscellaneous

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Concern Reference
Ingredient not fully labeled - identity unknownOpen scientific literature

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
Human case studies and in vitro testing shows that lavender oil is estrogenic.J Tyler Ramsey, Yin Li, Yukitomo Arao, Ajanta Naidu, Laurel A. Coons, Alejandro Diaz & Kenneth S. Korach. 2019. Lavender Products Associated With Premature Thelarche and Prepubertal Gynecomastia: Case Reports and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Activities. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 104(11), 5393-5405.

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
A peer-reviewed study reports fragrance causes respiratory irritation in people.J Elberling, P S. Skov, H. Mosbech, H. Holst, A. Dirksen & J. D. Johansen. 2007. Increased release of histamine in patients with respiratory symptoms related to perfume. Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology 37(11), 1676-80.

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
A peer-reviewed study reports fragrance exacerbates asthma.Kumar P, Caradonna-Graham VM, Gupta S, Cai X, Rao PN, Thompson J Inhalation challenge effects of perfume scent strips in patients with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 1995 Nov;75(5):429-33.

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high acute toxicity to aquatic lifeEU Ecolabel Detergents Ingredients Database

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
6578 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • SCCNFP (The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers) 1999. Opinion concerning fragrance allergy in consumers. A review of the problem. Analysis of the need for appropriate consumer information and identification of consumer allergens. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final. December 1999.
  • Tatyana Hamilton & Gillian C de Gannes. 2011. Allergic contact dermatitis to preservatives and fragrances in cosmetics. Skin therapy letter 16(4), 1-4.
  • Anne Birgitte Simonsen, Mette Deleuran, Jeanne Duus Johansen & Mette Sommerlund 2011. Contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis in children - a review of current data. Contact dermatitis 65(5), 254-65.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • J Tyler Ramsey, Yin Li, Yukitomo Arao, Ajanta Naidu, Laurel A. Coons, Alejandro Diaz & Kenneth S. Korach. 2019. Lavender Products Associated With Premature Thelarche and Prepubertal Gynecomastia: Case Reports and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Activities. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 104(11), 5393-5405.
  • J Elberling, P S. Skov, H. Mosbech, H. Holst, A. Dirksen & J. D. Johansen. 2007. Increased release of histamine in patients with respiratory symptoms related to perfume. Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology 37(11), 1676-80.
  • Kumar P, Caradonna-Graham VM, Gupta S, Cai X, Rao PN, Thompson J Inhalation challenge effects of perfume scent strips in patients with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 1995 Nov;75(5):429-33.
  • EU Ecolabel Detergents Ingredients Database
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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