Ginger Oil


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Ginger Oil description

A fragrant plant oil that, depending on the species, can contain dozens of volatile compounds that have a known or potential risk to sensitise skin; however, several of these fragrant compounds also have health benefits, including antioxidant benefit, when ginger oil is consumed via food as part of your diet. Therefore, ginger oil isn’t ideal for skin but can absolutely have benefit if you routinely include small amounts of fresh ginger in your diet.

Ginger Oil references

  • Natural Product Research, October 2012, pages 1,759-1,764
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, December 2012, pages S1347-S1350
  • African Journal of Biotechnology, January 2012, pages 777-786
  • Fragrance and Flavor Journal, June 1988, pages 85-90

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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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