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Fragrance in skin care: do I fearmonger?| Dr Dray

Today’s video is about fragrance in skin care. Is fragrance bad for your skin?
Avoiding fragrance in skin care is not straightforward. There are many fragrance ingredients that can cause problems for the skin. Not everyone will develop issue with fragrance in skin care.

?Common fragrance ingredientsCinnamal Farnesol
Benzyl alcohol
Evernia prunasti
Benzyl salicylate
Cinnamyl alcohol
Butylphenyl methylpropional
Anisyl alcohol
Benzyl cinnamate
Benzyl benzoate
Methyl 2-octionate
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexane carboaldehyde
Evernia furfuracea
α-Isomethyl ionone

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