Citrus Unshiu


Plant extracts

No known benefits

Citrus Unshiu description

_Citrus unshiu_ is a plant extract more commonly known as the satsuma. This medium-sized citrus fruit is native to Japan. Like all citrus extracts, it contains volatile fragrance chemicals that can be a source of skin aggravation. Of course, it has antioxidant ability as do most plants, but ideally you should be seeking antioxidants that provide benefits rather than a mix of benefits and risks.

Citrus Unshiu references

  • Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, July 2008, issue 14, pages 5682-5690

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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