Grapefruit Oil



No known benefits

Grapefruit Oil description

Citrus oil whose volatile components (chiefly substances known as furocoumarins) are sensitising to skin. Topical application of grapefruit oil may cause sensitising reactions from its chief fragrance chemical, limonene.

Grapefruit Oil references

  • Food and Chemical Toxicology, March 2012, pages 756-760
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, December 2005, pages 9,790-9,794

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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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Not Rated