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Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
● CITRUS LIMON EXTRACT
● CITRUS LIMON PEEL EXTRACT
● CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT
● CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
● CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM EXTRACT
● CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM PEEL EXTRACT
● EXTRACT OF CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM
● EXTRACT OF CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM PEEL
● EXTRACT OF LEMON
● EXTRACT OF LEMON PEEL
● LEMON EXTRACT
● LEMON EXTRACT (CITRUS LIMON (L.) BURM. F.)
● LEMON PEEL EXTRACT
● LEMON, EXT.

Restricted

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.

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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lip gloss40 products
conditioner31 products
shampoo28 products
facial moisturizer/treatment24 products
moisturizer19 products
serums & essences15 products
facial cleanser15 products
body wash/cleanser12 products
toners/astringents12 products
mask11 products
hair styling aide10 products
hair-loss treatment9 products
hair treatment/serum9 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
daily use with SPF7 products
liquid hand soap6 products
lip balm with SPF6 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
makeup remover4 products
detangler3 products
bar soap3 products
bubble bath3 products
facial powder3 products
body spray3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
bronzer/highlighter3 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
hand cream3 products
baby lotion2 products
mascara2 products
baby soap2 products
baby shampoo2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
around-eye cream2 products
lip balm2 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
tanning oil1 products
anti-aging1 products
CC cream1 products
shaving cream1 products
after sun product1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
fragrance for women1 products
makeup primer1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
after shave1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - 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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as medium human health priorityOpen scientific literature
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulOpen scientific literature
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinOpen scientific literature

Miscellaneous

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Occupational hazards related to handlingOpen scientific literature

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
5 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeOpen scientific literature
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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