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Data: Limited

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root

Other Concerns

Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (moderate), and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

SYNONYMS

GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT and GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial cleanser6 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
serums & essences3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
makeup remover2 products
lip balm1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
hair styling aide1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
mask1 products
bar soap1 products
baby lotion1 products
toothpaste1 products
anti-aging1 products
around-eye cream1 products

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any disruptor - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Human any disruptor - moderate evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any disruptionOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show endocrine disruption at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Possible human any toxicantOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicityOpen scientific literature
Associated with any toxicityOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant - moderate evidenceOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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

Neurotoxicity

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
309 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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