Antioxidants , Fragrance: Synthetic and Fragrant Plant Extracts , Irritants , Antibacterial/Anti-Acne
Also known as aniseed, it can have potent antioxidant and antibacterial properties (Source: Phytotherapy Research, February 2002, pages 94–95), but its fragrant component makes this a potential skin irritant, and it can cause photosensitivity (Source:

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