Mimosa Oil Or Extract


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Mimosa Oil Or Extract at a glance

  • Plant-derived oils and extracts from the Acacia dealbata shrub
  • Contains phenolic compounds that provide antioxidant properties
  • As an essential oil, contains volatile aromatic compounds that can sensitize skin
  • The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel could not verify its skin safety due to lack of research

Mimosa Oil Or Extract description

Mimosa oil or extract are antioxidant and fragrant skin care ingredients derived from the _Acacia dealbata_ flowering plant. This plant’s native to parts of Oceania. Most oils and extracts come from the plant’s yellow flower, but the seed, stem and leaves are also used for extracts and oils, too. Like many other plant-derived extracts and oils, _Acacia dealbata_ derived skin care ingredients have antioxidant properties. These properties are thanks to the plant’s phenolic contents. These antioxidants work to defend skin against the harsh damage that environmental agents like UV rays can have on the organ. Although mimosa oil has some positive qualities, it is a volatile, aromatic essential oil that contains skin sensitizing fragrance compounds. These compounds give the oil a sweet, floral and spicy scent and work to cause irritation, itching and redness (on fair-to-light skin tones) and dark or purple tones (on medium-to-dark skin). Even if skin doesn’t exhibit the visual or sensorial hallmarks of sensitization, it’s still accumulating damage from aromatic compounds within its layers. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel attempted a safety review of _Acacia dealbata_ derived ingredients overall (including mimosa oil), but concluded more research and studies are needed to come to a definitive ruling.

Mimosa Oil Or Extract references

  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, March 2020, pages 1–16
  • Waste and Biomass Valorization, February 2019, pages 2,549–2,557
  • Cosmetics, January 2018, pages 1–10
  • International Journal of Toxicology, 2005, pages S75-S118

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.


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