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Data: Fair

Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract

Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACT

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


Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract is an extract of the rhizomes of the turmeric, Curcuma longa.

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

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment63 products
mask48 products
serums & essences47 products
facial cleanser32 products
shampoo21 products
moisturizer20 products
concealer18 products
exfoliant/scrub17 products
conditioner15 products
toners/astringents12 products
around-eye cream12 products
hair treatment/serum10 products
makeup primer10 products
recreational sunscreen9 products
lip balm8 products
hair styling aide7 products
daily use with SPF6 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
anti-aging4 products
body oil3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
makeup remover3 products
lip plumper3 products
setting powder/spray2 products
foundation2 products
mascara2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
lipstick2 products
detangler2 products
bar soap2 products
2 products
BB cream1 products
baby soap1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
after sun product1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
eye shadow1 products
blush1 products
exfoliant/scrub - large particle1 products
baby shampoo1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
bubble bath1 products
lip gloss1 products
body firming lotion1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as potentially toxic or harmfulOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at high dosesOpen 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
1285 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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