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Data: Fair

Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT, CITRUS GRANDIS SEED EXTRACT, CITRUS PARADISI SEED EXTRACT, CITRUS SEED EXTRACT, EXTRACT OF CITRUS GRANDIS SEED, EXTRACT OF GRAPEFRUIT SEED, EXTRACT OF GRAPEFRUIT SEEDS, GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT, GRAPEFRUIT SEEDS EXTRACT, and GRAPEFRUIT, EXT.

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Extract of the seeds of the grapefruit, Citrus grandis.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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lip gloss34 products
bath oil/salts/soak30 products
mask23 products
antiperspirant/deodorant23 products
lipstick15 products
toners/astringents14 products
body wash/cleanser13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)10 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
facial cleanser8 products
shampoo6 products
liquid hand soap6 products
mascara5 products
exfoliant/scrub5 products
conditioner4 products
polish remover4 products
hand cream4 products
moisturizer4 products
mouthwash4 products
baby wipes3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
serums & essences3 products
makeup primer3 products
lip balm3 products
fragrance for women3 products
eye liner2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
hair styling aide2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
around-eye cream2 products
beard cleanser1 products
body oil1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
toothpaste1 products
bar soap1 products
concealer1 products
after shave1 products

Contamination concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
111 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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