Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Methyldihydrojasmonate at a glance

  • Used as a masking or fragrance component in skin care
  • Exhibits a floral, jasmine scent
  • Like other fragrant ingredients, can cause short-term and long-term skin sensitization
  • Is a colorless-to-light yellow liquid in its raw material form

Methyldihydrojasmonate description

Methyldihydrojasmonate is a fragrant compound used in skin care for its floral, jasmine-like scent. Although naturally occurring in the common jasmine (Jasminum officinale) plant, the version of methyldihydrojasmonate used in skin care is synthetic. The way ingredients impart fragrance is through a volatile reaction. Unfortunately, this reaction can cause skin sensitization and long-term damage. This too is true for methyldihydrojasmonate. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel has not yet reviewed methyldihydrojasmonate or assessed its safety when used in cosmetics. As a raw material, it’s a colorless-to-light yellow liquid. Methyldihydrojasmonate also has applications in the food industry.

Methyldihydrojasmonate references

  • Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, December 2018, pages 1,477-1,494
  • Food and Chemical Toxicology, October 2012, pages S562-S571

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

We have not yet rated this ingredient because we have not had a chance to review the research on it.