Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT: Extract of the fruit of the lemon, Citrus medica limonum.
Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; Skin-Conditioning Agent -Occlusive; TONIC
Synoym(s): CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON EXTRACT; CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM EXTRACT; EXTRACT OF CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM; EXTRACT OF LEMON; LEMON EXTRACT; LEMON EXTRACT (CITRUS LIMON (L.) BURM. F.) ; LEMON, EXT.
|Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmetics||CosIng|
|19 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .|
|FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.|
|IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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