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FICUS CARICA (FIG) EXTRACT

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 

About FICUS CARICA (FIG) EXTRACT: According to the The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) definition, “Ficus Carica (Fig) Extract” is an extract of the fruit and leaves of the fig, Ficus caric ... read more

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; SKIN CONDITIONING

Synonym(s): EXTRACT OF FICUS CARICA; EXTRACT OF FIG; EXTRACT OF FIGS; FICUS CARICA EXTRACT; FIG EXTRACT; FIG, EXT.; FIGS EXTRACT

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenEU Banned and Restricted Fragrances

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsCosIng
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsEU Banned and Restricted Fragrances

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicantEU Banned and Restricted Fragrances

Data gaps

Concern Reference
158 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

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/ .
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.

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