Juniper Berry


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Juniper Berry description

Plant (Latin name Juniperus communis) that can have skin-soothing properties for skin, although with repeated application (due to its methanol content) can result in skin sensitivity. Juniper lacks sufficient data proving it is safe for use on skin, and is chiefly added, in oil or extract form, to impart fragrance.

Juniper Berry references

  • International Journal of Toxicology, 2001, volume 20, issue 2, pages 41-56
  • Pharmacology Toxicology,1998, issue 2, 108-112

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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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