Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Neroli description

Neroli is problematic for skin in its fragrant essential oil form. The fragrance component, which has an orange blossom scent, can be a skin sensitizer. Neroli can also be a potent antioxidant, which makes it a great example of a natural ingredient that has both pros and cons. Neroli also goes by the Latin name _Citrus aurantium._ For more information, please see the entry for _Citrus aurantium._

Neroli references

  • Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, 2008, pages 6-12

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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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