Santalum album seed extract
Fragrance: Synthetic and Fragrant Plant Extracts
Latin name for sandalwood extract, which is used in cosmetics as a fragrance. It can have antioxidant properties and there is research showing it minimizes herpes breakouts. It also can be a skin irritant or sensitizer (Sources: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, July 2000, pages 23–43; and European Journal of Cancer Prevention, August 1997, pages 399–401). Sandalwood does not have any documented effect on cellulite, though the inflammation it causes can temporatily make cellulite less apparent (but in the long run such inflammation damages skin and will lead to cellulite becomnig more apparent).