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Data: Fair

Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhair Tree) Leaf Extract

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

● EXTRACT OF GINKGO
● EXTRACT OF GINKGO BILOBA
● EXTRACT OF MAIDENHAIR TREE
● GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
● GINKGO BILOBA EXTRACT
● GINKGO BILOBA, EXT.
● GINKGO EXTRACT
● MAIDENHAIR EXTRACT
● MAIDENHAIR TREE EXTRACT
● MAIDENHAIR TREE LEAF EXTRACT

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


Extract from the leaves of Ginkgo biloba tree.

Common concerns

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  • MODERATE
    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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recreational sunscreen24 products
mask15 products
facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
serums & essences14 products
BB cream10 products
around-eye cream10 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
foundation7 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
facial cleanser7 products
shampoo6 products
daily use with SPF6 products
makeup primer6 products
blush5 products
conditioner5 products
sunless tanning4 products
brow liner4 products
moisturizer4 products
baby sunscreen3 products
toners/astringents3 products
concealer2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
facial powder2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
makeup remover2 products
anti-aging2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
bar soap1 products
lipstick1 products
lip balm1 products
body spray1 products
foot cleansing1 products
beard care1 products
fragrance for women1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
foot odor control1 products
bubble bath1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
nail treatment1 products
after shave1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of carcinogenicityInt'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
3301 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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).
  • 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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Hazard score

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Data availability

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