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HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT) EXTRACT

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT) EXTRACT: Hypericum Perforatum Extract is an extract of the capsules, flowers, leaves and stem headsof the hypericum, Hypericum perforatum.

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; ANTIMICROBIAL; ASTRINGENT; MASKING; SKIN PROTECTING; SOOTHING; TONIC

Synonym(s): HYPERICUM PERFORATUM EXTRACT, EXTRACT OF HYPERICUM; EXTRACT OF HYPERICUM PERFORATUM; HYPERICUM EXTRACT; SAINT JOHN'S WORT EXTRACT; ST. JOHN'S WORT EXTRACT; ST.-JOHN'S-WORT, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM, EXT.

Cancer

Concern Reference
Cancer - not classifiable/not likely to be human carcinogen

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Insufficient data to determine safetyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
1,047 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer