Are essential oils good or bad for skin? It's interesting to me that so many natural, vegan brands use essential oils. From the research I've done, there is a higher risk for irritation when essential oils are added to a formula. On the flip side, I also hear that some essential oils provide benefits to the skin. Lavender essential oil is common in natural skincare, touted as soothing to irritated sensitive skin. Some evidence shows, however, that lavender essential oil could be damaging to the skin. Citrus oils are also used frequently, although they are photo-sensitizing many formulas claim to use them for "brightening." I feel like more often than not they are added for their natural fragrance.
What are your thoughts on essential oils in skincare? Do you have good or bad experiences with certain ones? Let me know! I've been on the fence for a while about this
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