Melia Azadirachta Oil



No known benefits

Melia Azadirachta Oil description

_Melia azadirachta_ oil (also known as neem oil) can be a skin irritant and is also poisonous if ingested. Avoid this form of neem and note that the constituents that make the oil a problem for skin aren’t present in the extracts, which is why the extracts are rated differently.

Melia Azadirachta Oil references

  • Scientific Reports, September 2016, ePublication
  • Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, March 2013, pages 240-246

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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