The Phototoxicity of Tagetes Oil and Absolute Evaluated Utilizing a Human Epidermal Model and Patch Testing

Tagetes essential oil and absolute (Tagetes minuta L.) are utilized as fragrance  ingredients in a variety of consumer and personal care products. Spectral analysis shows that the materials absorb UV wavelengths in the critical region of 290 – 700nm, and therefore have the potential to be photoactivated.

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