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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, and PARFUM

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

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo1747 products
conditioner1615 products
body wash/cleanser1396 products
moisturizer1226 products
liquid hand soap977 products
hair treatment/serum888 products
mask883 products
antiperspirant/deodorant796 products
lipstick722 products
bar soap667 products
hair styling aide615 products
facial moisturizer/treatment614 products
bath oil/salts/soak597 products
facial cleanser539 products
exfoliant/scrub531 products
fragrance for women515 products
hair color and bleaching482 products
lip gloss430 products
recreational sunscreen427 products
foundation397 products
lip balm385 products
body spray337 products
hand sanitizer331 products
styling gel/lotion315 products
hand cream306 products
serums & essences278 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)254 products
hair spray232 products
daily use with SPF219 products
fragrance for men205 products
body oil168 products
sunless tanning166 products
toners/astringents156 products
makeup remover142 products
bubble bath129 products
bronzer/highlighter129 products
shaving cream127 products
body firming lotion124 products
makeup primer115 products
baby shampoo113 products
setting powder/spray110 products
detangler103 products
concealer94 products
eye shadow92 products
styling mousse/foam90 products
baby lotion80 products
beard care76 products
baby wipes75 products
baby soap72 products
blush69 products
beard oil66 products
anti-aging63 products
polish remover61 products
lip plumper60 products
around-eye cream58 products
shaving cream (men's)55 products
55 products
CC cream50 products
foot moisturizer49 products
lip balm with SPF46 products
after sun product45 products
baby sunscreen43 products
after shave37 products
baby oil37 products
facial powder36 products
baby bubble bath35 products
foot cleansing28 products
body powder26 products
diaper cream26 products
baby powder26 products
BB cream26 products
tanning oil25 products
nail polish21 products
beard cleanser21 products
glitter20 products
foot odor control19 products
cuticle treatment19 products
mascara19 products
toothpaste18 products
nail treatment17 products
skin fading/lightener16 products
lip liner16 products
muscle/joint soreness15 products
hair-loss treatment15 products
depilatory13 products
hair removal waxes10 products
eye makeup remover10 products
damaged skin treatment10 products
brow liner9 products
eyelash glue8 products
oil controller8 products
hair relaxer7 products
eye liner6 products
pore strips4 products
baby toothpaste3 products
vapor rubs2 products
tooth whitening2 products
mouthwash2 products
depilatory (men's)1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human immune 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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Possible human respiratory toxicantOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human respiratory irritant - moderate evidenceOpen 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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