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Data: Fair

Fragrance

Other Concerns

Endocrine disruption (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

● AROMA
● FRAGRANCE
● PARFUM

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG Verified products require a full review of all fragrance ingredients


The word "fragrance" or "parfum" on the product label represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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conditioner1974 products
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moisturizer1300 products
hair treatment/serum1130 products
liquid hand soap920 products
lipstick886 products
hair styling aide874 products
mask844 products
antiperspirant/deodorant832 products
bar soap732 products
facial moisturizer/treatment633 products
exfoliant/scrub570 products
bath oil/salts/soak569 products
fragrance for women561 products
lip gloss543 products
foundation530 products
hair color and bleaching500 products
facial cleanser466 products
styling gel/lotion439 products
hair spray436 products
recreational sunscreen391 products
lip balm357 products
body spray351 products
hand cream311 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)297 products
serums & essences277 products
fragrance for men202 products
hand sanitizer193 products
sunless tanning174 products
body oil170 products
daily use with SPF158 products
styling mousse/foam153 products
toners/astringents139 products
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setting powder/spray115 products
baby wipes104 products
baby shampoo103 products
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bronzer/highlighter96 products
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blush89 products
beard care86 products
around-eye cream84 products
bubble bath83 products
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makeup primer83 products
beard oil82 products
shaving cream (men's)81 products
after shave74 products
baby soap74 products
baby lotion71 products
polish remover70 products
lip plumper67 products
anti-aging56 products
42 products
after sun product40 products
nail polish40 products
lip balm with SPF39 products
eye shadow38 products
body cleansing wipes37 products
body powder36 products
foot moisturizer36 products
baby oil36 products
beard cleanser35 products
diaper cream31 products
CC cream28 products
baby sunscreen28 products
depilatory27 products
facial cleansing wipes27 products
baby powder26 products
hair removal waxes25 products
baby bubble bath23 products
tanning oil22 products
nail treatment22 products
foot odor control21 products
eyelash glue19 products
glitter19 products
cuticle treatment17 products
mascara17 products
foot cleansing16 products
hair-loss treatment16 products
toothpaste16 products
skin fading/lightener15 products
facial powder14 products
BB cream14 products
makeup removing wipes11 products
muscle/joint soreness10 products
lip liner10 products
brow liner7 products
eye liner7 products
pore strips6 products
nail glue5 products
eye makeup remover4 products
damaged skin treatment4 products
baby toothpaste4 products
hair relaxer3 products
other eye makeup3 products
vapor rubs2 products
tooth whitening2 products
mouthwash2 products
depilatory (men's)1 products
oil controller1 products
hair perm1 products
other men's products1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Human immune toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
One or more human case studies show significant immune or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature

Miscellaneous

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Ingredient not fully labeled - identity unknownOpen scientific literature

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more studies show significant any disruptionOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human respiratory irritant - moderate evidenceOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Possible human respiratory toxicantOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
6578 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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