ewg.org | About SkinDeep®/Methodology | Legal Disclaimer | Build Your Own Report | FAQ
 
Score:
Data available:
 
Limited

Get The Guide!

Want a free Cosmetics Guide? Donate $10 to EWG today!

Sign Up!

PLACENTA ENZYMES

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Contamination concerns; Other LOW concerns: Endocrine disruption

This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Contains waste matter eliminated by the fetus. Derived from the uterus of slaughtered animals. Animal placenta is widely used in skin creams, shampoos, masks, etc. Alternatives: kelp, olive oil, wheat ... read more

Endocrine disruption

Concern Reference
One or more studies show weak endocrine disruptionTiwary, C

Data gaps

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

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
PROGESTERONE
Data: Fair
ESTROGEN
Data: Fair
ESTRONE
Data: Fair

Data Sources

FDA, 2006. "GUIDE TO INSPECTIONS OF COSMETIC PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS," U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Accessed on May 14th, 2007 at: http://www.fda.gov/ora/inspect_ref/igs/cosmet.html.
FDA, 2006. "GUIDE TO INSPECTIONS OF COSMETIC PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS," U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Accessed on May 14th, 2007 at: http://www.fda.gov/ora/inspect_ref/igs/cosmet.html.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
Tiwary, C. M. (1998). "Premature sexual development in children following the use of estrogen- or placenta-containing hair products." Clin Pediatr (Phila) 37(12): 733-9.

About the Skin Deep® ratings

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

About EWG VERIFIED™

Beyond providing Skin Deep® as an educational tool for consumers, EWG offers its EWG VERIFIED™ mark as a quick and easily identifiable way of conveying personal care products that meet EWG's strict health criteria. Before a company can use EWG VERIFIEDTM on such products, the company must show that it fully discloses the products' ingredients on their labels or packaging, they do not contain EWG ingredients of concern, and are made with good manufacturing practices, among other criteria. Note that EWG receives licensing fees from all EWG VERIFIED member companies that help to support the important work we do. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer