You should know
What it is
Limonene is a fragrance that adds scent and taste to a formulation.
It's found in the peel oil of citrus fruits and other plants such as lavender and eucalyptus. The scent of limonene is generally described as "sweet citrus".
Limonene acts as an antioxidant, meaning it helps neutralize free radicals.
When exposed to air, oxidized limonene may sensitize the skin. Because of this, limonene is often avoided by people with sensitive skin.
The term 'fragrance' is not regulated in many countries. In many cases, it is up to the brand to define this term. For instance, many brands choose to label themselves as "fragrance-free" because they are not using synthetic fragrances. However, their products may still contain ingredients such as essential oils that are considered a fragrance.
Limonene is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 14.4% of the products in our database containing it.
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Where it's used
Limonene is most often found as ingredient number 26 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Limonene the most:
Products with Limonene
- CosIng ID: 57187
- INCI Name: LIMONENE
- EC #: 205-341-0/931-893-3
- All Functions: Deodorant, Perfuming, Solvent