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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.
● 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/astringents53 products
mask47 products
facial moisturizer/treatment27 products
moisturizer19 products
sunless tanning14 products
serums & essences10 products
facial cleanser10 products
pore strips9 products
shampoo9 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
hand cream8 products
conditioner8 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
around-eye cream7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant7 products
bronzer/highlighter6 products
hair styling aide6 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
makeup remover5 products
shaving cream4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
anti-aging4 products
CC cream4 products
hair spray3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
body spray3 products
after shave3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
mouthwash2 products
makeup primer2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
lip balm1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
body powder1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
body firming lotion1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
bar soap1 products
toothpaste1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any irritation - 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
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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