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Citrus Reticulata Peel Oil

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

● CITRUS MEDICA VULGARIS PEEL OIL
● CITRUS MEDICA VULGARIS PEEL OILS
● CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL
● CITRUS NOBILIS PEEL OIL
● CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL
● CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO (TANGERINE) PEEL OIL
● CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO PEEL OIL
● CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL OIL
● CITRUS TANGERINA (TANGERINE) PEEL OIL
● CITRUS TANGERINA OIL
● CITRUS TANGERINA PEEL OIL
● EXPRESSED MANDARIN OIL
● FOLDED TANGERINE OIL
● MANDARIN OIL
● MANDARIN OIL, EXPRESSED
● MANDARIN OIL; MANDARIN OIL; MANDARIN OIL; MANDARIN WHITE OIL
● MANDARIN ORANGE OIL
● MANDARIN ORANGE PEEL OIL
● MANDARIN ORANGES OIL
● OIL OF MANDARIN ORANGES
● OIL, CITRUS TANGERINA
● OIL, TANGERINE
● OILS, CITRUS MEDICA VULGARIS PEEL
● OILS, MANDARIN
● OILS, TANGERINE
● TANGERINE OIL
● TANGERINE OIL (CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO)
● TANGERINE OIL TERPENE LESS
● TANGERINE OIL, FOLDED
● TANGERINE OIL; TANGERINE OIL; TANGERINE OIL, EXPRESSED
● TANGERINE PEEL OIL

Restricted - Unaccpetable

The score of this ingredient can vary from Restricted to Unacceptable based on the method of product consumption. For instance, when used in aerosol-based products, this ingredient may pose a risk to respiratory health, leading to a higher score

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Peel oil from any species/subspecies with accepted scientific name of C. reticulata, including tangerine (C. reticulata blanco), mandarin (C. nobilis), satsuma (C. unshiu), and C. medica vulgaris.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment55 products
moisturizer34 products
serums & essences32 products
facial cleanser31 products
body wash/cleanser27 products
mask23 products
shampoo21 products
foundation20 products
liquid hand soap18 products
conditioner18 products
hand cream18 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
exfoliant/scrub13 products
hair treatment/serum12 products
daily use with SPF10 products
hair styling aide10 products
bath oil/salts/soak10 products
recreational sunscreen9 products
lip balm9 products
toners/astringents9 products
makeup remover8 products
fragrance for women8 products
body oil8 products
lip gloss7 products
hand sanitizer5 products
body spray5 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
hair spray3 products
nail treatment3 products
bubble bath3 products
anti-aging3 products
toothpaste2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
around-eye cream2 products
bar soap2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
baby shampoo2 products
baby soap2 products
body firming lotion2 products
BB cream2 products
baby oil2 products
sunless tanning2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
eye makeup remover1 products
lip liner1 products
lipstick1 products
beard oil1 products
1 products
makeup primer1 products
baby lotion1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
baby bubble bath1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Possible human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as any irritantOpen scientific literature
Human any irritant - moderate evidenceOpen scientific literature
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyOpen scientific literature
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyOpen scientific literature
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensOpen scientific literature

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be persistentOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show tumor formation at low dosesOpen scientific literature
Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – government assessment cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gapsOpen scientific literature
Not likely to be carcinogenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Suspected to be an environmental toxinOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at high dosesOpen scientific literature

Miscellaneous

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Occupational hazards related to handlingOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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