Mentha Arvensis Extract



No known benefits

Mentha Arvensis Extract at a glance

  • A species of plant (AKA corn mint) from the mint family
  • Extracts can contain menthone, a sensitizing compound that offers a unique cooling sensation
  • Other components include menthone and isomenthol, volatile fragrant compounds
  • Can cause skin sensitization including redness, dryness, itchiness and tightness
  • Also offers antioxidant properties (but they’re not worth the risk of irritation)

Mentha Arvensis Extract description

_Mentha arvensis_ is a form of mint that can be sensitising to skin.

Mentha Arvensis Extract references

  • Buletin Agroteknologi, December 2020, pages 37-49
  • Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, August 2016, pages 907-915
  • Open Access Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, January 2010, pages 13-18

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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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