Narcissus Poeticus Flower Wax


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Narcissus Poeticus Flower Wax description

_Narcissus poeticus_ flower wax is a cosmetic ingredient used for its emollient, texture enhancing and fragrant properties. It’s derived from the _Narcissus poeticus_ flowering plant, also known as the poet’s daffodil. The aromatic compounds present in this plant wax, including benzyl benzoate and limonene, exhibit a floral, jasmine like scent. As lovely as that may be, the same fragrant components that create this floral scent can wreak havoc on skin, causing sensitization. Outside of its scent, _Narcissus poeticus_ flower wax is used in skin care for its texture-enhancing properties as well as its ability to form a barrier over skin, preventing water from leaving skin’s surface, something most waxes can do, albeit not always with the best aesthetics.

Narcissus Poeticus Flower Wax references

  • CosmoDerma, February 2022, pages 1–12
  • Molecules, January 2022, pages 1–20

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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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