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Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, CENTELLA EXTRACT, EXTRACT OF CENTELLA ASIATICA, EXTRACT OF HYDROCOTYLE, FO-TI-TIENG EXTRACT, GOTU KOLA EXTRACT, HYDROCOTYL (CENTELLA ASIATICA) EXTRACT, HYDROCOTYL ASIATICA EXTRACT, HYDROCOTYL EXTRACT, HYDROCOTYLE ASIATICA EXTRACT, HYDROCOTYLE ASIATICA, EXT., and HYDROCOTYLE EXTRACT

Restricted

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


Extract of the leaves and roots of the medicinal plant Gotu Kola, Centella asiatica.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mask146 products
facial moisturizer/treatment145 products
serums & essences88 products
conditioner50 products
facial cleanser49 products
around-eye cream38 products
moisturizer36 products
toners/astringents27 products
concealer19 products
daily use with SPF12 products
exfoliant/scrub12 products
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shampoo9 products
makeup primer9 products
makeup remover9 products
body firming lotion8 products
CC cream7 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
sunless tanning6 products
setting powder/spray6 products
body oil5 products
lipstick4 products
lip balm4 products
BB cream4 products
damaged skin treatment4 products
hand cream4 products
3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
depilatory3 products
hair styling aide3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
foundation3 products
after sun product3 products
bar soap2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
baby wipes2 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
lip plumper1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
foot cleansing1 products
detangler1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
blush1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
mouthwash1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
foot odor control1 products
baby lotion1 products

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be mutagenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
327 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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