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Data: Fair

Ficus Carica (Fig) Extract

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (high) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

SYNONYMS

EXTRACT OF FICUS CARICA, EXTRACT OF FIG, EXTRACT OF FIGS, FICUS CARICA (FIG) EXTRACT, FICUS CARICA EXTRACT, FIG EXTRACT, FIG, EXT., and FIGS EXTRACT

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


According to the The <i>International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) definition</i>, “Ficus Carica (Fig) Extract” is an extract of the fruit and leaves of the fig, Ficus carica. See 'Regulatory and Ingredient Use Information,' regarding the labeling names for botanical ingredients in INCI Volume 1, Introduction, Part A. The immunotoxicity concerns as well as restrictions and warnings apply specifically to fig (Ficus carica) leaf, fresh and preparations.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of industry recommendations - Unsafe for use in cosmeticsInternational Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsCosIng

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human immune system toxicantSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
158 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • 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.
  • 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/ .
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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