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Data: Limited

Citrus Reticulata

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● CHINPI
● CHINPI EKISU
● CITRUS NOBILIS
● CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE)
● CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT
● CITRUS RETICULATA
● CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE)
● CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO
● CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO (TANGERINE)
● CITRUS TANGERINA
● CITRUS TANGERINA (TANGERINE) FRUIT
● CITRUS TANGERINA FRUIT
● CITRUS UNSHIU
● CITRUS UNSHIU (SATSUMA MANDARIN)
● CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT
● MANDARIN ORANGE
● SATSUMA MANDARIN
● TANGERINE
● TANGERINE FRUIT

Restricted

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


Any species/subspecies with accepted scientific name of C. reticulata, including tangerine (C. reticulata blanco), mandarin (C. nobilis), and satsuma (C. unshiu).

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo8 products
moisturizer6 products
conditioner6 products
hand cream5 products
bar soap5 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
mask4 products
facial cleanser4 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
body oil2 products
serums & essences2 products
body spray1 products
beard oil1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
lip balm1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
toners/astringents1 products
makeup remover1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
13 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.

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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.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
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