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Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT, BETULA ALBA EXT. BIRCH, BIRCH (BETULA ALBA) BARK EXTRACT, BIRCH BARK EXTRACT, BIRCH, BETULA ALBA, EXT., EXT. BIRCH, BETULA ALBA, EXTRACT OF BETULA ALBA BARK, EXTRACT OF BIRCH BARK, and WHITE BIRCH BARK EXTRACT

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Betula Alba Bark Extract is an extract of the bark of the birch, Betula alba.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation43 products
19 products
facial moisturizer/treatment15 products
daily use with SPF8 products
conditioner7 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
shampoo4 products
moisturizer3 products
serums & essences3 products
facial cleanser2 products
mask2 products
body firming lotion2 products
around-eye cream1 products
anti-aging1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
hair spray1 products
after shave1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only if satisfies manufacturing specifications or purity limits, according to industry safety panel (International Fragrance Association)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only if satisfies manufacturing specifications or purity limits, according to industry safety panel (International Fragrance Association)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
32 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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Data availability

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