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HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) BARK EXTRACT

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Low Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; chronic aquatic toxicity; skin irritation/allergies/damage
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) BARK EXTRACT can be found in 6 products.
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Components of witch hazel reduced skin irritation in a human trial.
 
low
 
A. Deters, A. Dauer, E. Schnetz, M. Fartasch & A. Hensel. 2001. High molecular compounds (polysaccharides and proanthocyanidins) from Hamamelis virginiana bark: influence on human skin keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation and influence on irritated skin. Phytochemistry 58(6), 949-58.
CIR cites unpublished industry data which reported negative genotoxicity findings for witch hazel leaf extract.
 
low
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
H. virginiana extracts exhibited antiinflammatory properties in rats.
 
low
 
M. Duwiejua, I. J. Zeitlin, P. G. Waterman & A. I. Gray. 1994. Anti-inflammatory activity of Polygonum bistorta, Guaiacum officinale and Hamamelis virginiana in rats. The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology 46(4), 286-90.
Components of witch hazel exhibited anti-mutagenic properties in vitro.
 
low
 
A. Dauer, P. Metzner & O. Schimmer. 1998. Proanthocyanidins from the bark of Hamamelis virginiana exhibit antimutagenic properties against nitroaromatic compounds. Planta medica 64(4), 324-7.
 
 
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