Ylang Ylang


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Ylang Ylang description

Ylang ylang (also known as _Cananga odorata_) is a fragrant, volatile oil that can be a skin sensitizer, though it’s also a potent antioxidant and may help improve uneven skin tone. It presents a bigger risk when used daily rather than intermittently.

Ylang Ylang references

  • Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, July 2015, ePublication
  • Indian Journal of Dermatology, February 2014, pages 200-201

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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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