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Data: Fair

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

CAMELLIA SINENSE (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF POWDER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (TEA PLANT) LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (TEA PLANT) LEAF POWDER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF POWDER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAVES EXTRACT, EXTRACT OF CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAVES, GREEN TEA, GREEN TEA LEAF EXTRACT, GREEN TEA LEAF POWDER EXTRACT, TEA LEAF ABSOLUTE, TEA, EXT., and THEA CHINENSIS EXTRACT

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Green tea leaf extract is produced from the tea plant, Camelia sinensis.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment268 products
foundation228 products
mask222 products
moisturizer164 products
daily use with SPF156 products
facial cleanser151 products
serums & essences148 products
lipstick134 products
shampoo133 products
recreational sunscreen128 products
conditioner109 products
body wash/cleanser101 products
around-eye cream93 products
concealer75 products
exfoliant/scrub74 products
toners/astringents71 products
CC cream64 products
liquid hand soap54 products
eye shadow43 products
bronzer/highlighter43 products
hair treatment/serum42 products
blush39 products
anti-aging39 products
hand cream38 products
makeup primer36 products
makeup remover33 products
BB cream32 products
setting powder/spray27 products
lip balm with SPF22 products
lip balm21 products
bar soap19 products
body firming lotion19 products
baby sunscreen19 products
bubble bath18 products
facial powder18 products
sunless tanning17 products
baby wipes17 products
hair styling aide15 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
toothpaste13 products
shaving cream13 products
lip gloss13 products
styling gel/lotion11 products
hair-loss treatment11 products
hair spray10 products
brow liner10 products
after sun product9 products
mascara9 products
foot cleansing9 products
body oil8 products
shaving cream (men's)7 products
body spray7 products
bath oil/salts/soak7 products
muscle/joint soreness7 products
baby lotion7 products
baby shampoo6 products
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hair color and bleaching5 products
skin fading/lightener5 products
tooth whitening5 products
baby soap5 products
tanning oil5 products
eye makeup remover4 products
after shave4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
baby bubble bath4 products
cuticle treatment3 products
nail treatment3 products
detangler3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
foot odor control3 products
depilatory2 products
nail polish2 products
oil controller2 products
mouthwash2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
baby toothpaste2 products
beard cleanser2 products
beard oil2 products
other eye makeup1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
fragrance for men1 products
beard care1 products
pore strips1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyOpen scientific literature

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
7393 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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