Besides a long history of culinary uses, Cinnamon Bark essential oil has been well-known for its strong cleansing ability, as well as its immune and metabolism supporting properties.* Containing high amounts of the monoterpene aldehyde cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamon Bark essential oil is becoming increasingly popular in skin care products, yet there is little scientific research into its biological activities in human skin cells.
In April 2017, doTERRA scientists published a research paper on Cinnamon Bark essential oil in Phytotherapy Research, a well-established peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of medicinal chemistry. The scientists studied the biological activities of Cinnamon Bark essential oil in a human skin model. Cinnamon Bark essential oil was able to influence important proteins that are closely related to proper inflammatory and immune responses and tissue remodeling. The study also found that Cinnamon Bark essential oil impacted global gene expression in human skin cells. These findings provide evidence of the efficacy of Cinnamon Bark in topical application models.
doTERRA continues to push forward the science of essential oils by publishing the first study examining the biological activity of Cinnamon Bark essential oil in a human skin model.