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limonene

Rating:
Poor
Categories:
Sensitizing , Fragrance: Synthetic and Fragrant Plant Extracts

Chemical constituent of many natural fragrant ingredients, notably citrus oils such as lemon (d-limonene) and pine trees or species of the mint family (l-limonene). Topically, limonene can cause sensitivity and is best avoided unless its presence in skincare products is minuscule. Also, because of its penetration-enhancing effects on skin, it’s particularly important to avoid products that contain limonene plus other skin sensitizers like alcohol.

Reference for this information:

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2013, issue 1, pages 17-38

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