Synthetic Perfumes

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High Health Hazard. Synthetic perfumes can be irritating to the eyes, skin and lungs and can be detrimental to the environment

Synthetic perfumes are petrochemical-derived ingredients that are used in a huge range of consumer products. They are often labelled as ‘Parfum’ on pack, and their ingredient composition does not have to be declared. The International Fragrance Association has a list of 3059 chemicals that can be used to make synthetic fragrances. Synthetic perfumes can be irritating to the eyes, skin and lungsi; and can contain a number of allergen components that can cause allergic contact dermatitisii, with an estimation of 1-2% of the population having fragrance-related allergiesiii. Synthetic perfumes are also detrimental to the environment, and are not removed during wastewater treatment, which is a major cause for concern considering their high aquatic toxicityii. Ecostore use natural essential oil fragrances, and also choose to label the allergens present for those who know they have an allergy to them. We also offer many of our products in fragrance free variants for those who are extra sensitive.



i) AROMA MSDS Brush Mate

ii) Cosmetic allergy

iii)  Fragrance: emerging health and environmental concern

INCI Name Synthetic Perfumes
Ingredient Origins Hydrocarbons
EWG Rating 8 - 8
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