One or a blend of volatile and/or fragrant plant oils (or synthetically derived oils) that impart aroma and odor to products. These are often skin irritants because they are composed of hundreds of individual chemical components. Fragrance is a leading source of allergic reactions to cosmetics.[1, 2, 3]
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