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Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

EXTRACT OF HAMAMELIS, EXTRACT OF HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA, EXTRACT OF WITCH HAZEL, HAMAMELIS EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA, EXT., and WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT

Restricted

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


Witch Hazel Extract is produced from the bark, leaves and twigs of the witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana.

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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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toners/astringents70 products
mask52 products
bath oil/salts/soak45 products
facial moisturizer/treatment39 products
serums & essences21 products
moisturizer20 products
facial cleanser19 products
antiperspirant/deodorant12 products
pore strips12 products
hand cream9 products
around-eye cream8 products
conditioner7 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
makeup remover5 products
anti-aging5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
5 products
after shave4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
daily use with SPF4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
blush3 products
mouthwash3 products
makeup primer3 products
shaving cream3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
body spray3 products
fragrance for women3 products
BB cream3 products
liquid hand soap2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
shampoo2 products
hair styling aide2 products
body firming lotion2 products
toothpaste2 products
beard oil1 products
oil controller1 products
brow liner1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
sunless tanning1 products
beard care1 products

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

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
49 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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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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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