Topical Rosacea Treatments
Lavender is Toxic to Skin Cells
Dermaxine (bio-cellular skin care products) claim erroneously that lavender has "cytophylactic properties (encouraging the growth of new skin cells) [and] stimulates the growth of new skin cells, which is a boon for any anti-aging skin care product."
While its fragrance may be pleasant and therapeutic (lavender is proven to slow brain waves), lavender does not produce net gain for skin.
For further information, see Cytotoxicity of Lavender Oil and its Major Components to Human Skin Cells.
Lavender is a major component of natural, aromatherapy and organic skin care brands such as Decleor, Dr. Hauschka, Yonka, Jurlique, Avalon Organics and Darphin.
Lavender Cytotoxicity Reference
Cytotoxicity of lavender oil and its major components to human skin cells. A. Prashar, I. C. Locke, C. S. Evans. Cell Proliferation, Volume 37 Issue 3, Pages 221 - 229.
Lavender Cytotoxicity Notes
Skin Care Failure: Only Use Natural or Organic Skin Care — About Natural Skin Care, Melbourne Dermatology.
About lavender — Melbourne Dermatology.
Skin care products containing lavender — Melbourne Dermatology.
Further Harm Avoidance Topics
Author: Peter Wilson.
Reviewed: Friday, 5 December 2008.
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