Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract

What Is It?

A number of ingredients made from sweet oranges, including Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Powder, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Juice, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Powder, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables and Hydrolyzed Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract maybe used in cosmetics and personal care products. The types of products in which these ingredients may be found include bath products, soaps and detergents, skin care products, cleansing products, fragrance products and hair care products.

Why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products?

The following functions have been reported for the ingredients made from sweet oranges.

  • Absorbent: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Powder
  • Binder: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract
  • Emulsion stabilizer: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract
  • Flavoring agent: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Oil
  • Fragrance ingredient: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Oil
  • Hair conditioning agent: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables
  • Skin conditioning agent – miscellaneous: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Powder, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables
  • Viscosity controlling agent: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract
  • Viscosity increasing agent – aqueous: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract

Scientific Facts:

Orange trees probably originated in Southeast Asia. Oranges are now widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics. Sweet oranges, also know by the Latin name Citrus sinensis, include navel oranges, Valencia oranges and blood oranges.

Safety Information:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes the essential oil, oleoresin and extracts of sweet oranges on the list of substances considered Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in human food. Oranges are also on FDA’s list of the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits in the United States. Botanical and botanically derived ingredients used in the formulation of cosmetics are generally mild and safe. Prior to marketing the finished cosmetic product, the safety of each ingredient must be substantiated in accordance with 21 CFR 740.10. Safety substantiation of cosmetic ingredients may include tests for ocular and skin irritation as well as allergenicity, phototoxicity, photoallergenicity and mutagenicity, depending on the application or intended use. There is a considerable body of information about the safety of botanical ingredients and a well established history of use. These resources are consulted to ensure the safety of these materials as they are used in cosmetics.

More safety Information:

FDA: Link to Code of Federal Regulations for oranges: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr… http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr… Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Powder, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Juice, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Powder, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables and Hydrolyzed Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Directive of the European Union. Link to the EU Cosmetics Directive: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/sectors/cosmetics/documents/directive/inde… In selecting plant-derived ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products, formulators rely on the extensive history of their preparation and use. Such materials have been used for a long time and, based upon this experience, extensive knowledge of their safety has been gained. In the situation of newly identified botanicals in the cosmetic industry, appropriate ocular and skin safety studies are conducted prior to release into general commerce. There are many different references that describe the isolation, use and safety of botanical preparations. More information about botanical ingredients.

More Scientific Information:

The ingredients made from oranges belong to a large and diverse class of materials that are not defined chemically. The majority of the materials in this class are mixtures derived from plants (herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, or seeds). In naming plants, botanists use a Latin name made up of the genus and species of the plant. For example, under this system the plant, orange is known as Citrus aurantium dulcis L., where “L” stands for Linneaus, who first described the type of plant specimen. Plants are also known by a common name that has been handed down through generations. These common names may vary from country to country. Therefore, Latin names, which are more likely to be recognized in many countries, are frequently used on the label of a product to identify an ingredient made from plants.

Resources:

Find out more about the regulation of Food Additives by the Food and Drug Administration

Food Ingredients and Packaging: http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/default.htm

Food Contact Substances: http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/PackagingFCS/default.htm

Substances Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS): http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/GRAS/default.htm

Cross Reference for Common Names and Latin names for Botanical ingredient: http://www.personalcarecouncil.org/botanicals-cross-reference-latin-bino…

Find out more about the history of using plants to obtain beneficial materials:

Search the Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm

EU Cosmetics Inventory http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/