Essential oils are everywhere: your serum, your shampoo, your scent diffuser, even your hand soap. Which isn't technically a bad thing — unless you have sensitive skin, in which case there's a fair chance it turns red and itchy at the mere mention of lavender oil. Or bergamot. Or lemon. Or, really, any of the fragrant botanical oils and extracts that make products smell fancy and luxurious but make reactive complexions flare up like a Roman candle.
It's a bummer — but it's not the end of your beauty world. As more and more brands catch on to the fact that people want more from their products than just smelling good and seeming "natural," they're taking essential oils out of the equation, too.