‘Excessive’ levels of allergen fragrances found in EU cosmetics

More than 40% of perfumes were found to contain the allergy-inducing compounds, while beauty samples marketed as ‘perfume-free’ also included fragrances

'Excessive' levels of allergy-inducing fragrances have been discovered in cosmetic products sold in the EU, according to a study by the European Network of Official Cosmetics Control Laboratories (OCCLs).

The study, curated by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare (EDQM) of the Council of Europe, was carried out on . . .

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