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Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract

Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

EXTRACT OF HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT, EXTRACT OF WITCH HAZEL LEAF, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA LEAF EXTRACT, and WITCH HAZEL LEAF EXTRACT

Restricted

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


Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of Hamamelisvirginiana.

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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mask24 products
toners/astringents23 products
facial cleanser15 products
shampoo14 products
facial moisturizer/treatment11 products
liquid hand soap11 products
antiperspirant/deodorant11 products
body wash/cleanser10 products
conditioner9 products
serums & essences8 products
makeup remover7 products
pore strips6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
moisturizer5 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
sunless tanning3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
around-eye cream2 products
concealer1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
after shave1 products
BB cream1 products
baby shampoo1 products
body spray1 products
baby soap1 products
after sun product1 products
beard care1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
bar soap1 products
makeup primer1 products

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

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any or allergies - 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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