bergamot oil

Plant Extracts , Fragrance: Synthetic and Fragrant Plant Extracts

Volatile citrus oil that is a photosensitizer when used topically and also has photomutagenic properties, meaning it can induce malignant changes to cells. [1, 2]

References Cited:

  1. Kaddu S, Ker lH, Wolf P. Accidental bullous phototoxic reactions to bergamot aromatherapy oil. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2001;45(3):458-61.
  2. Yasui Y, Hirone T. Action spectrum for bergamot-oil phototoxicity measured by sunburn cell counting. J Dermatol. 1994;21(5):319-22.

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