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 ConcernsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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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 Reingredientive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||23 products|
|facial cleanser||21 products|
|lip gloss||12 products|
|lip balm with SPF||12 products|
|serums & essences||12 products|
|hair treatment/serum||11 products|
|hair color and bleaching||10 products|
|body wash/cleanser||9 products|
|hair-loss treatment||9 products|
|hair styling aide||6 products|
|daily use with SPF||6 products|
|makeup remover||5 products|
|liquid hand soap||5 products|
|bar soap||3 products|
|recreational sunscreen||3 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|baby soap||2 products|
|baby shampoo||2 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|after shave||2 products|
|tanning oil||2 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||2 products|
|body spray||2 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||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|
|Limited evidence of skin toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Limited evidence of skin irritation||Open scientific literature|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as toxic or harmful.||Open scientific literature|
|Wildlife and environmental toxicity||Open scientific literature|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|5 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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.
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