Orange essential oil is widely used in skincare products for its fresh, pleasant citrus aroma. Orange essential oil and its major component limonene also have cleansing activity, antioxidant activity and are permeation enhancers.
Limonene is a terpene found in citrus fruits, including sweet orange essential oil.
Limonene is widely used in skincare products for its fresh citrus aroma.
Limonene also has cleansing activity, and antioxidant activity. Limonene is a permeation enhancer and may boost the absorption of active compounds into skin.
The delivery of active ingredients into the skin is a challenge.
Limonene is a well known permeation enhancer and may boost absorption of nutrients and active ingredients, including vitamins into your skin barrier.
Limonene is a naturally occurring terpene found mainly in the skin of citrus fruits, including orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit.
Limonene is a colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, and is classified as a cyclic monoterpene with the molecular formula C10H16.
D-Limonene has a fresh, pleasant citrus aroma. The purer the D-limonene is, the less odor it has!
Limonene is a terpene found naturally in citrus peel.
Pure limonene is safe for most people to use, when it is properly diluted.
However, oxidized limonene (old limonene) may cause irritation in some people with dermatitis.
Limonene is a weak skin sensitizer, but is limonene bad for your skin? Should you avoid limonene in skincare?