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Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil

Also-called-like-this: Bergamot Fruit Oil
What-it-does: perfuming


The essential oil coming from the fruit (probably the rind) of the bergamot orange.  It's a common top note in perfumes and contains (among others) fragrant compounds limonene (37%), linalyl acetate (30%) and linalool (8.8%). 

A well-known issue with bergamot oil (apart from the fragrance allergens) is that it contains phototoxic compounds called furanocoumarins, but more and more commonly furanocoumarin-free versions are used in cosmetic products. Still, if you have sensitive skin and prefer fragrance-free products, bergamot oil is not for you.

Show me some proof

  • Kaddu, Steven, Helmut Kerl, and Peter Wolf. "Accidental bullous phototoxic reactions to bergamot aromatherapy oil." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 45.3 (2001): 458-461.
  • Dermatologica. 1979;158(4):229-43., Phototoxicity of Bergamot oil. Comparison between humans and guinea pigs
  • Contact Dermatitis, Volume 3 (5) – May 1, 1977, A study of oil of bergamot and its importance as a phototoxic agent

Products with Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil

REN Clean Skincare Micro Polish Cleanser Aveda Bergamot Essential Oil + Base Walden Natural Perfume 'A Gentle Rain' Perfume Oil Brillare Real Neem Face Wash Butt Naked Fresh Face Complexion Toner and Mist Celimax Derma Nature Fresh Blackhead Jojoba Cleansing Oil Dead Sea Spa Magik Organiks Wrinkle Therapy Moisture Melt Cleansing Balm Julep Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil Origins A Perfect World™ Age-Defense Treatment Lotion with White Tea Spa Magik Organiks Wrinkle Therapy Moisture Melt Cleansing Balm Three Ships Glow 49% Jojoba Oil Serum Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol ECO. Modern essentials Pigmentation Serum HOLISTIC HAIR Scalp Treatment Oil OSEA Essential Hydrating Oil TRUE BOTANICALS Pre Cleanser Oil Wildcraft Clarify Bergamot Rose Toner Aveda Beautifying Composition Oil™ Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot™ Rubber Masks Dr.magic Blemish Care Rosehip Oil Flo Serum Facial - Copaíba + Bergamota Fountain of Truth Skin Nutrition Booster Kit Facial Serum (B: Bright) Fountain of Truth Skin Nutrition Booster Kit Facial Serum (B: Calm) High Beauty High Expectations Cannabis Facial Oil 32% Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil In Fiore Lustra Illuminating Cleansing Essence Meta Foret Black Lemon Cleansing Oil Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Rainwater Hand Soap Nature Republic Real Comforting Mask Sheet [Panthenol] Saje Balancing Elixir Saje Balancing Elixir Hydrating Skin Serum Saje Liquid Sunshine® Zesty Foaming Hand Soap Ullo Multipurpose Calming Wash Votary Clarifying Cleansing Oil - Rosemary And Oat Yadah Anti Trouble Bubble Cleanser Yadah Anti Trouble Bubble Cleanser Yuri & Terra Trio Oil Holistic rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser Aesop Geranium Leaf Rinse-Free Hand Wash Apoem Calm Toner Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit Lip Balm Bskincare Face Oil Darphin Élixir Aux Huiles Essentielles Essential Oil Elixir A La Camomille Desert Essence Balancing Face Oil Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Firming Rubber Mask Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Mask - Soothing Dr. Teal's Shea Sugar Scrub Hemp Seed Oil Ecoforia Wonder Refreshing Body Polish Fino Beard Oil