Citrus oils have many amazing skin benefits. They are extraordinary antioxidants and can enhance mental well-being through aromatherapy; so it makes sense to use them wisely as part of a healthy skincare regimen.
Some types of citrus essential oils can cause phototoxic reactions when they’re applied the skin without dilution. However, phototoxicity doesn’t occur when safe concentrations of citrus oils are used.
An analysis done by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review determined that citrus oils are safe in the small amounts found in cosmetic products. The International Fragrance Association recommends using citrus oils in concentrations of no more than 4% in products meant for use on your face. LUXE Botanics uses essential oil concentrations of less than 0.4% in all our skincare products. This is well below the amount known to cause a phototoxic reaction — and more importantly, the astounding skincare benefits outweigh the costs.
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