Essential oils: The good, the bad and the confusing?

By Sarah Parsons 23-Mar-2020

A skin care secret or an allergy waiting to happen? Here Cosmetics Business explores the complex and often confusing world of essential oils

Essential oils: The good, the bad and the confusing?

They are claimed to soothe, energise, prevent wrinkles and heal cystic acne. Devotees say they can treat cancer, and mega-influencer Michelle Phan told her two million followers that burning them could even curb the coronavirus. But it's not a new wonder ingredient Cosmetics Business is talking about – it’s essential oils.

More popular than ever, new figures by Allied Market Research predict the global essential oil industry will grow 8.7% a year to US$15.1bn by 2026. But this isn’t ...

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