Survey of lip care products with fragrance and flavour

109 lip care products has been investigated for the contents of perfume and lipids. 20 products were analysed for 26 sensitising fragrances. 19 of the 20 analysed products (95%) contain one or more sensitising fragrances. Health assessments have been made for the substances linalool, geraniol, benzyl benzoate, eugenol and methyl eugenol. Although the exposure calculations show low daily exposure when using lip care products, it should be pointed out that as there is no lower concentration limit for the substances' ability to elicit sensitising effects, exposure pose a risk of developing allergy in particular sensitive persons, including children, from products with a high content of fragrances.