Orris Root


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Orris Root description

Orris root is used primarily as a fragrant component due to its violet-like scent. It can cause sensitising skin reactions and there is no research showing it has any benefit for skin. Orris root __also goes by the Latin name, _Iris florentina._

Orris Root references

  • Botanical Dermatology Database

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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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Not Rated