- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Coumarin is a naturally occurring and synthetically produced scent chemical; associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
HIGHAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|hair treatment/serum||211 products|
|fragrance for women||199 products|
|hair styling aide||156 products|
|fragrance for men||108 products|
|body wash/cleanser||96 products|
|styling gel/lotion||82 products|
|body spray||62 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||57 products|
|hair spray||53 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||51 products|
|hand cream||51 products|
|liquid hand soap||35 products|
|hair color and bleaching||34 products|
|bar soap||33 products|
|sunless tanning||32 products|
|after shave||29 products|
|serums & essences||29 products|
|body oil||25 products|
|facial cleanser||16 products|
|styling mousse/foam||16 products|
|hand sanitizer||15 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||13 products|
|setting powder/spray||13 products|
|beard care||12 products|
|shaving cream||10 products|
|polish remover||9 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||6 products|
|eyelash glue||6 products|
|daily use with SPF||6 products|
|foot moisturizer||5 products|
|recreational sunscreen||5 products|
|lip balm||5 products|
|beard oil||5 products|
|makeup remover||4 products|
|cuticle treatment||4 products|
|body firming lotion||4 products|
|tanning oil||4 products|
|body powder||4 products|
|after sun product||4 products|
|baby lotion||4 products|
|skin fading/lightener||3 products|
|bubble bath||3 products|
|baby soap||3 products|
|makeup primer||3 products|
|brow liner||3 products|
|around-eye cream||2 products|
|baby shampoo||2 products|
|hair removal waxes||2 products|
|beard cleanser||2 products|
|hair relaxer||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|hair-loss treatment||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|nail glue||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|baby wipes||1 products|
|lip liner||1 products|
|Known human immune system toxicant or allergen||SCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy|
|Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
|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|
|Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergens||CosIng|
|Cancer - limited evidence||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – government assessment cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gaps||Int'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens|
|Prohibited for use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - The substance was formerly approved as a food additive but is now banned; there may be some toxicology data available.||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|8313 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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