Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT: Green tea leaf extract is produced from the tea plant, Camelia sinensis.
Function(s): Antioxidant; Fragrance Ingredient; Oral Care Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent -Miscellaneous; Ultraviolet Light Absorber; ANTIMICROBIAL; ASTRINGENT; EMOLLIENT; HUMECTANT; MASKING; SKIN CONDITIONING; SKIN PROTECTING; TONIC; UV ABSORBER
Synonym(s): CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSE (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT; CAMELLIA SINENSIS (TEA PLANT) LEAF EXTRACT; CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAVES EXTRACT; EXTRACT OF CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAVES; GREEN TEA; GREEN TEA LEAF EXTRACT; TEA LEAF ABSOLUTE; TEA, EXT.; THEA CHINENSIS EXTRACT
|Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)||International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards|
|6,657 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|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.|
|IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.|
|IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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