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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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shampoo803 products
conditioner739 products
lipstick733 products
body wash/cleanser596 products
moisturizer504 products
foundation463 products
mask416 products
liquid hand soap317 products
hair treatment/serum309 products
beach & sport sunscreen307 products
facial moisturizer/treatment306 products
lip gloss280 products
bath oil/salts/soak279 products
serums & essences269 products
hair color and bleaching266 products
antiperspirant/deodorant252 products
facial cleanser252 products
hair styling aide244 products
bar soap240 products
fragrance for women233 products
exfoliant/scrub208 products
lip balm153 products
styling gel/lotion148 products
hair spray127 products
moisturizer with SPF119 products
eye shadow113 products
bronzer/highlighter110 products
hand cream106 products
fragrance for men98 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)97 products
body firming lotion96 products
concealer91 products
makeup primer91 products
body spray82 products
makeup remover80 products
toners/astringents73 products
shaving cream69 products
hand sanitizer64 products
body oil57 products
bubble bath52 products
baby shampoo52 products
blush52 products
detangler46 products
sunless tanning40 products
baby lotion40 products
beard care40 products
facial powder40 products
baby soap37 products
styling mousse/foam36 products
baby wipes35 products
beard oil34 products
around-eye cream32 products
mascara32 products
30 products
polish remover30 products
shaving cream (men's)27 products
anti-aging26 products
lip plumper25 products
lip liner25 products
lip balm with SPF21 products
foot moisturizer21 products
BB cream19 products
diaper cream18 products
baby oil18 products
after shave17 products
foot cleansing17 products
CC cream15 products
after sun product14 products
brow liner13 products
baby bubble bath13 products
beard cleanser12 products
hair relaxer11 products
baby powder11 products
eye makeup remover11 products
oil controller9 products
depilatory8 products
toothpaste7 products
makeup with SPF6 products
glitter6 products
cuticle treatment5 products
nail polish5 products
nail treatment5 products
eye liner5 products
damaged skin treatment5 products
foot odor control4 products
body powder4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
pore strips3 products
tanning oil3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
vapor rubs2 products
other eye makeup2 products
hair removal waxes1 products
mouthwash1 products
skin fading/lightener1 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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