Sandalwood Oil


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Sandalwood Oil description

Fragrant oil (Latin name _Santalum_ _album_) that can cause skin sensitivity, especially when used in pure concentrations. Sandalwood oil is a must to avoid if you have extra-sensitive skin or normally react to fragrance.

Sandalwood Oil references

  • Indian Journal of Dermatology, January-February 2015, pages 3-12
  • Food and Chemical Toxicology, February 2008 pages 421-432
  • Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics, 2nd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1996

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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