Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract
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Other ConcernsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract is an extract of the peel of the lemon, Citrusmedica limonum.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|lip gloss||44 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||23 products|
|facial cleanser||16 products|
|serums & essences||13 products|
|lip balm with SPF||12 products|
|hair treatment/serum||10 products|
|body wash/cleanser||10 products|
|hair-loss treatment||9 products|
|hair color and bleaching||7 products|
|daily use with SPF||7 products|
|hair styling aide||5 products|
|liquid hand soap||5 products|
|makeup remover||4 products|
|recreational sunscreen||3 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||2 products|
|body spray||2 products|
|bar soap||2 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|tanning oil||2 products|
|after shave||2 products|
|bubble bath||2 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Open scientific literature|
|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|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Open scientific literature|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Open scientific literature|
|Classified as toxic or harmful.||Open scientific literature|
|Limited evidence of skin toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
|any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Limited evidence of skin irritation||Open scientific literature|
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Wildlife and environmental toxicity||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Open scientific literature|
|Occupational hazards related to handling||Open scientific literature|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Open scientific literature|
|5 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- 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.
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