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Data: Limited

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

EXTRACT OF GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA, EXTRACT OF LICORICE, GLYCYRRHIZA EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA EXTRACTED POWDER, GLYCYRRHIZA FLAVONOIDS, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT, LICORICE EXTRACT, and LICORICE, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA, EXT.

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Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract is an extract of the root of the licorice, Glycyrrhizaglabra.

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 moisturizer/treatment146 products
mask105 products
serums & essences105 products
facial cleanser53 products
concealer47 products
around-eye cream45 products
moisturizer42 products
foundation40 products
daily use with SPF37 products
toners/astringents35 products
exfoliant/scrub27 products
recreational sunscreen21 products
baby wipes21 products
anti-aging14 products
shampoo13 products
BB cream12 products
makeup primer9 products
lipstick9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
hand cream6 products
lip balm6 products
makeup remover6 products
setting powder/spray5 products
eye shadow4 products
blush4 products
skin fading/lightener4 products
toothpaste3 products
baby lotion3 products
body firming lotion3 products
foot cleansing3 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
bar soap2 products
liquid hand soap1 products
mouthwash1 products
nail treatment1 products
after shave1 products
shaving cream1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
baby soap1 products
baby shampoo1 products
facial powder1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
CC cream1 products
hair styling aide1 products
conditioner1 products
1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
mascara1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
depilatory1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
foot odor control1 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

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

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

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen 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
514 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.

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