Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract is an extract of the peel of the lime, Citrus aurantifolia.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||6 products|
|facial cleanser||5 products|
|serums & essences||5 products|
|setting powder/spray||3 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||2 products|
|body wash/cleanser||2 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|lip gloss||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)||International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Limited evidence of skin irritation||Open scientific literature|
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Limited evidence of skin toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
|any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as toxic or harmful.||Open scientific literature|
|Wildlife and environmental toxicity||Open scientific literature|
|66 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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/ .
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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