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Our database includes 6364 products that contain Limonene.

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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.

People also like: Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane

People also dislike: Parfum, Niacinamide, Alcohol

Limonene is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 15.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Perfuming, Solvent

Community Stats

433 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Sensitivity • Oiliness • Fine Lines

Where it's used

Limonene is most often found as ingredient number 25 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Limonene the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 57187
  • EC #:  205-341-0/931-893-3
  • All Functions: Deodorant, Perfuming, Solvent
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.