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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
  • LOW
    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/treatment280 products
mask231 products
foundation228 products
moisturizer172 products
daily use with SPF157 products
facial cleanser155 products
serums & essences152 products
shampoo137 products
lipstick132 products
recreational sunscreen124 products
conditioner111 products
body wash/cleanser110 products
around-eye cream83 products
exfoliant/scrub78 products
toners/astringents75 products
concealer75 products
liquid hand soap57 products
CC cream57 products
hair treatment/serum43 products
anti-aging42 products
hand cream41 products
bronzer/highlighter41 products
makeup primer39 products
makeup remover38 products
blush36 products
eye shadow36 products
BB cream31 products
lip balm23 products
setting powder/spray23 products
lip balm with SPF22 products
body firming lotion21 products
baby wipes19 products
bubble bath19 products
facial powder19 products
baby sunscreen19 products
bar soap18 products
hair styling aide16 products
toothpaste15 products
sunless tanning15 products
shaving cream14 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
styling gel/lotion13 products
hair spray12 products
hair-loss treatment11 products
lip gloss11 products
brow liner10 products
shaving cream (men's)9 products
after sun product9 products
mascara9 products
foot cleansing9 products
body oil8 products
hair color and bleaching8 products
baby shampoo8 products
bath oil/salts/soak8 products
body spray7 products
muscle/joint soreness7 products
baby lotion7 products
eye makeup remover6 products
baby soap6 products
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skin fading/lightener5 products
tooth whitening5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
tanning oil5 products
detangler4 products
foot moisturizer4 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
baby bubble bath4 products
cuticle treatment3 products
after shave3 products
nail treatment3 products
depilatory3 products
foot odor control3 products
nail polish2 products
oil controller2 products
eye liner2 products
mouthwash2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
baby toothpaste2 products
beard cleanser2 products
beard oil2 products
eyelash glue2 products
other eye makeup1 products
fragrance for men1 products
beard care1 products
pore strips1 products

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

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
  • 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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