Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
SYNONYMSEXTRACT 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: 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.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|bath oil/salts/soak||44 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||37 products|
|serums & essences||21 products|
|facial cleanser||19 products|
|pore strips||11 products|
|hand cream||8 products|
|around-eye cream||8 products|
|body wash/cleanser||6 products|
|makeup remover||5 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||5 products|
|hair treatment/serum||5 products|
|setting powder/spray||4 products|
|daily use with SPF||4 products|
|makeup primer||3 products|
|shaving cream||3 products|
|fragrance for women||3 products|
|after shave||3 products|
|BB cream||3 products|
|body spray||3 products|
|liquid hand soap||2 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||2 products|
|body firming lotion||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
|sunless tanning||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
|any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|49 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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