Citronellol is a natural organic compound found in several essential oils like citronella, rose and geranium. In skincare and cosmetics, it's often used as a fragrance ingredient to create a floral and citrusy scent to products. It can be found in a range of products like lotions, creams, perfumes and soaps to improve the overall sensory experience during use.
Citronellol is derived from various natural sources, primarily the essential oils of plants including citronella grass, roses and geraniums. It's obtained through the steam distillation of these oils and is commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products for its pleasant fragrance.
Citronellol is generally well-tolerated on most skin when used as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetic and skincare products, but it can cause skin sensitization for those with sensitive or allergy-prone skin.
Citronellol itself does not provide specific skincare benefits beyond its role as a fragrance ingredient. Its primary function in skincare products is to improve the product's scent and overall experience.