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Citrus Reticulata Peel Extract

  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products that may not meet industry safety guidelines or U.S. and international government requirements. The score will be lower if used in products that meet these safety guidelines and requirements.

Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

● CITRUS AURANTIUM TACHIBANA PEEL EXTRACT
● CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT
● CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) PEEL EXTRACT
● CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL EXTRACT
● CITRUS UNSHIU (SATSUMA MANDARIN) PEEL EXTRACT
● EXTRACT OF CITRUS AURANTIUM TACHIBANA PEEL
● EXTRACT OF CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) PEEL
● EXTRACT OF CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL
● EXTRACT OF JAPANESE ORANGE PEEL
● JAPANESE ORANGE PEEL EXTRACT
● SATSUMA MANDARIN PEEL EXTRACT

Restricted

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


Peel extract from any species/subspecies with accepted scientific name of Citrus reticulata, including tangerine (C. reticulata blanco), mandarin (C. nobilis), satsuma (C. unshiu), C. depressa, and C. aurantium tachibana.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
serums & essences9 products
lip gloss7 products
mask5 products
facial cleanser5 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
toners/astringents4 products
around-eye cream4 products
moisturizer3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
shampoo2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
bubble bath1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
bar soap1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
lipstick1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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
179 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM 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/ .
  • 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.

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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