A. Chisvert, M. López-Nogueroles, P. Miralles, A. Salvador
Fragrance ingredients are extensively used in perfumes and other cosmetics, providing us with a pleasant scent. However, different fragrance chemicals and other chemicals present in perfume composition have been shown to cause undesirable side effects. The EC Regulation prohibits and limits the contents of some of them in cosmetics. Other international organizations, such as the International Fragrance Association and the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, work on the safety of fragrance chemicals and release reports on the convenience or not of using certain fragrance chemicals in cosmetics, depending on their toxicity.
This chapter is focussed on the determination of fragrance chemicals in cosmetic products. The analytical literature shows the interest in developing new methods to control those fragrance chemicals that have been shown to pose a safety hazard.
Keywords: Allergens, Analytical methods, Cosmetic, Fragance ingredients, Regualtions.
A. Chisvert, M. López-Nogueroles, P. Miralles, A. Salvador, Perfumes in Cosmetics: Regulatory Aspects and Analytical Methods. In: A. Salvador, A. Chisvert, eds. Analysis of Cosmetic Products. 2nd ed. Elsevier; 2018. p 225-248. ISBN: 9780444635082