Lime Oil And Extract


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Lime Oil And Extract description

Citrus fruit whose volatile compounds are skin sensitiser and photosensitizers. Lime oil is a known fragrance sensitizer that contains the fragrance chemicals bergapten and limonene, both of which can cause what’s known as a photosenstive reaction when applied to skin. A phototoxic reaction can result in a patchy, uneven appearance to skin. Although lime extract and oil may have some antioxidant activity, their sensitizer potential outweighs any benefit.

Lime Oil And Extract references

  • Toxicology In Vitro, 2010, issue 8, pages 2084-2089
  • Acta Derm-Venereologica, 2007, issue 4, pages 312-316
  • Food and Chemical Toxicology, 1993, issue 5, pagesa 331-335
  • Archives of Dermatological Research, 1985, issue 1, pages 31-36

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

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.


We couldn't find this in our ingredient dictionary. We log all missing ingredients and make continuous updates.

Not Rated