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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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shampoo614 products
lipstick594 products
conditioner526 products
body wash/cleanser484 products
mask481 products
moisturizer386 products
foundation311 products
beach & sport sunscreen305 products
liquid hand soap248 products
serums & essences236 products
facial moisturizer/treatment231 products
antiperspirant/deodorant209 products
hair color and bleaching204 products
facial cleanser199 products
lip gloss196 products
hair treatment/serum192 products
bath oil/salts/soak186 products
fragrance for women166 products
bar soap161 products
exfoliant/scrub141 products
hair styling aide130 products
moisturizer with SPF118 products
lip balm107 products
styling gel/lotion106 products
bronzer/highlighter89 products
hair spray86 products
hand cream75 products
body spray74 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)71 products
body firming lotion69 products
concealer67 products
makeup remover60 products
makeup primer60 products
fragrance for men59 products
toners/astringents58 products
eye shadow57 products
shaving cream53 products
baby shampoo42 products
detangler41 products
blush39 products
bubble bath36 products
baby soap33 products
sunless tanning32 products
hand sanitizer32 products
lip liner30 products
body oil28 products
styling mousse/foam27 products
baby lotion26 products
facial powder26 products
mascara23 products
beard oil22 products
anti-aging21 products
polish remover21 products
lip balm with SPF19 products
around-eye cream19 products
shaving cream (men's)18 products
after shave15 products
foot moisturizer15 products
baby wipes15 products
baby bubble bath13 products
lip plumper13 products
foot cleansing12 products
CC cream12 products
beard care12 products
after sun product11 products
baby oil11 products
BB cream11 products
diaper cream9 products
oil controller9 products
brow liner9 products
depilatory8 products
hair relaxer8 products
baby powder6 products
makeup with SPF6 products
eye makeup remover5 products
body powder4 products
glitter4 products
damaged skin treatment4 products
beard cleanser4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
nail polish4 products
nail treatment3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
eye liner3 products
tanning oil2 products
vapor rubs2 products
toothpaste2 products
other eye makeup2 products
foot odor control2 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
mouthwash1 products
pore strips1 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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