Irritants , Fragrance: Synthetic and Fragrant Plant Extracts

Synthetic derivative of menthol. Can result in allergic dermatitis and carries the same potential for irritation as menthol. [1,2,3] Menthoxypropanediol is most often used in lip-plumping products.


References Cited:

  1. Yosipovitch G, Szolar C, Hui X, Maibach H. Effect of topically applied menthol on thermal, pain and itch sensations and biophysical properties of the skin. Arch Dermatol Res. 1996;288(5-6):245-8.
  2. Green B. The sensory effects of l-menthol on human skin. Somatosens Mot Res.1992;9(3):235-44.
  3. Franken L, de Groot A, Laheij-de Boer A. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by menthoxypropanediol in a lip cosmetic. Contact Dermatitis. 2013;69(6):377-8.
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