{"id":605422518578,"title":"Glossier You Perfume: Is it Bad For You?","created_at":"2023-05-17T12:21:11-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Glossier You Perfume: Is it Bad For You?\",\n \"keywords\": \"glossier you, glossier you perfume, glossier perfume, glossier you perfume sephora, you glossier, you by glossier, glossier you perfume review, glossier you perfume reviews, glossier you review, glossier you reviews, glossier perfume review, glossier perfume reviews\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Glossier You perfume based on medical studies to give our take on whether it's bad for you or not. We highlight some questionable ingredient and feature real customer reviews that discuss the scent.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/glossier-you-perfume\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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How do real customers rate the scent and product experience? What retailer sells Glossier You for the best price? And are there natural alternatives to commercial fragrances that may be healthier?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Glossier You based on medical studies to give our take on whether the product is unhealthy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll feature real, unsponsored customer reviews of the perfume, provide a cost comparison featuring which retailer sells Glossier You for the best price, and share a YouTube video that suggests that individuals can make healthier perfume right at home.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" alt=\"Glossier You ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Glossier_You_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1684340364\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in Glossier You are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFarnesol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a plant-derived fragrance compound found in peaches and chamomile that may actually have health benefits.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6278318\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMolecules\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal found that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003efarnesol had “therapeutic effects” against cancers and inflammatory disorders\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, although these effects haven’t necessarily been proven when the compound is applied to skin like in a perfume.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2021 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8465053\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e suggested that farnesol may be effective against acne when applied topically, which is a potential secondary benefit of this perfume.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile this naturally-derived ingredient may have health benefits, there are a few ingredients in Glossier You that we consider questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFragrance\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is unsurprisingly one of the most common ingredients in perfumes, is a broad categorical term that fails to describe the specific fragrance compounds used.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we documented in our review of another cosmetic product containing this ingredient called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/carotone-cream-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCarotone Cream\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, fragranced consumer products may be harmful to human health and to the environment according to clinical studies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHydroxycitronellal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003elimonene\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e are additional fragrance ingredients, the former of which is described as a “dermatologic irritant and allergen” by \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/compound\/Hydroxycitronellal\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePubChem\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBased on the ingredients highlighted above, we don’t recommend Glossier You from a health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real customers rate and describe the effects of its scent and the overall product experience? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal, Unsponsored Glossier You User Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Soki London shared her thoughts on the scent of Glossier You and who the product may be best for:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/MaFbJHwo61I\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “MakeupByCheryl” shared her thoughts on the product:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/WE2yERKC0Rs\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Glossier You for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGlossier You is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: $84.94 (free shipping – \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/433WxEt\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSephora: $68 (free shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.sephora.com\/product\/glossier-glossier-you-eau-de-parfum-P504364?skuId=2649770\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$64 (free shipping\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e – \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.glossier.com\/products\/glossier-you\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGlossier You is currently 25% cheaper on the brand’s website than on Amazon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCan You Make a Healthier Perfume at Home?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “WholeElise” has a video on making natural perfume using essential oils that has over 700,000 views:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/Ja6zgJ9ok7E\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review Glossier You\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGlossier You has been reviewed over 400 times on Amazon, with an average review rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Natalie Shields” who likes the scent and feeling she gets from using the product:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“I go for staying power. I smelled this and nearly fell out. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThis stayed on the whole day, was on my bed sheets, and even my bedroom emanated this smell. It’s so sweet and feminine. Pure, GODDESS energy.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I enjoyed the body wash too. Ugh!! I wish this was sold in bulks.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Alexandra Vorontsova” who claims that the original formulation was much superior:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“I USED to absolutely love this perfume product. Over the last year though, it began to smell like alcohol. I bought this product in December and it seems as though this batch smells of pepper and alcohol—reeks of it. I basically can’t detect the original scent that I fell in love with at all.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGlossier fails to respond to the majority of customer complaints on the brand’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bbb.org\/us\/ny\/new-york\/profile\/cosmetics-sales\/glossier-inc-0121-165720\/complaints\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003epage\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is a sign of a low-quality brand in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of Glossier You\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Glossier You in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains a potentially health-promoting ingredient\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost online customer reviews are favorable on the scent\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAesthetic packaging\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFree shipping from brand’s website\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInexpensive considering product category\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains fragrance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains potential skin irritants\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand doesn’t respond to all customer complaints\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGlossier You seems to have a pleasant and distinct scent that varies based on the individual, according to customer reviews cited in this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, we don’t recommend this product from a health perspective given the inclusion of fragrance and two additional fragrance ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost commercial perfumes contain fragrance, so Glossier You is not unique in this respect, but making perfume at home using essential oils may be a healthier option (and more more economical) according to a YouTube video cited in this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGlossier fails to respond to the majority of customer complaints on BBB which is surprising for a brand of its size, and suggests that customers who are unhappy with their purchase may not be able to achieve a resolution of their issue(s).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers interested in purchasing this product, the brand’s website currently has the best price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-05-17T12:27:46-04:00","updated_at":"2023-09-12T15:17:45-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Glossier You perfume based on medical studies to give our take on whether it's bad for you or not. We highlight some questionable ingredient and feature real customer reviews that discuss the scent.","template_suffix":"","handle":"glossier-you-perfume","tags":"_related:cosmetics, _related:perfume"}

Glossier You Perfume: Is it Bad For You?

Glossier You Perfume: Is it Bad For You?


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Glossier You is the brand’s most popular perfume, and it’s described as “the ultimate personal fragrance.” Glossier claims that the perfume smells “perfectly different on everyone” and that it has notes of sparkling pink pepper and fresh iris.

But does Glossier’s perfume contain ingredients that may be harmful to human health? How do real customers rate the scent and product experience? What retailer sells Glossier You for the best price? And are there natural alternatives to commercial fragrances that may be healthier?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Glossier You based on medical studies to give our take on whether the product is unhealthy.

We’ll feature real, unsponsored customer reviews of the perfume, provide a cost comparison featuring which retailer sells Glossier You for the best price, and share a YouTube video that suggests that individuals can make healthier perfume right at home.

Ingredient Analysis

Glossier You ingredients

The ingredients in Glossier You are shown above.

Farnesol is a plant-derived fragrance compound found in peaches and chamomile that may actually have health benefits.

A medical review published in the Molecules journal found that farnesol had “therapeutic effects” against cancers and inflammatory disorders, although these effects haven’t necessarily been proven when the compound is applied to skin like in a perfume.

A 2021 clinical trial suggested that farnesol may be effective against acne when applied topically, which is a potential secondary benefit of this perfume.

While this naturally-derived ingredient may have health benefits, there are a few ingredients in Glossier You that we consider questionable from a health perspective.

Fragrance, which is unsurprisingly one of the most common ingredients in perfumes, is a broad categorical term that fails to describe the specific fragrance compounds used.

As we documented in our review of another cosmetic product containing this ingredient called Carotone Cream, fragranced consumer products may be harmful to human health and to the environment according to clinical studies.

Hydroxycitronellal and limonene are additional fragrance ingredients, the former of which is described as a “dermatologic irritant and allergen” by PubChem.

Based on the ingredients highlighted above, we don’t recommend Glossier You from a health perspective.

But how do real customers rate and describe the effects of its scent and the overall product experience? We’ll review in the next section.

Real, Unsponsored Glossier You User Reviews

A YouTube creator named Soki London shared her thoughts on the scent of Glossier You and who the product may be best for:

A YouTube creator named “MakeupByCheryl” shared her thoughts on the product:

Where to Buy Glossier You for the Best Price

Glossier You is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:

Amazon: $84.94 (free shipping – link to official Amazon listing)

Sephora: $68 (free shipping, link)

Brand website: $64 (free shippinglink)

Glossier You is currently 25% cheaper on the brand’s website than on Amazon.

Can You Make a Healthier Perfume at Home?

A YouTube creator named “WholeElise” has a video on making natural perfume using essential oils that has over 700,000 views:

Real Customers Review Glossier You

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

Glossier You has been reviewed over 400 times on Amazon, with an average review rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Natalie Shields” who likes the scent and feeling she gets from using the product:

“I go for staying power. I smelled this and nearly fell out. This stayed on the whole day, was on my bed sheets, and even my bedroom emanated this smell. It’s so sweet and feminine. Pure, GODDESS energy. I enjoyed the body wash too. Ugh!! I wish this was sold in bulks.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Alexandra Vorontsova” who claims that the original formulation was much superior:

“I USED to absolutely love this perfume product. Over the last year though, it began to smell like alcohol. I bought this product in December and it seems as though this batch smells of pepper and alcohol—reeks of it. I basically can’t detect the original scent that I fell in love with at all.”

Glossier fails to respond to the majority of customer complaints on the brand’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) page, which is a sign of a low-quality brand in our opinion.

Pros and Cons of Glossier You

Here are the pros and cons of Glossier You in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Contains a potentially health-promoting ingredient
  • Most online customer reviews are favorable on the scent
  • Aesthetic packaging
  • Free shipping from brand’s website
  • Inexpensive considering product category

Cons:

  • Contains fragrance
  • Contains potential skin irritants
  • Brand doesn’t respond to all customer complaints
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Conclusion

Glossier You seems to have a pleasant and distinct scent that varies based on the individual, according to customer reviews cited in this article.

However, we don’t recommend this product from a health perspective given the inclusion of fragrance and two additional fragrance ingredients.

Most commercial perfumes contain fragrance, so Glossier You is not unique in this respect, but making perfume at home using essential oils may be a healthier option (and more more economical) according to a YouTube video cited in this article.

Glossier fails to respond to the majority of customer complaints on BBB which is surprising for a brand of its size, and suggests that customers who are unhappy with their purchase may not be able to achieve a resolution of their issue(s).

For consumers interested in purchasing this product, the brand’s website currently has the best price.