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Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Extract

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

EXTRACT OF JUNIPER, EXTRACT OF JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS, JUNIPER BERRIES (JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS L.), JUNIPER EXTRACT, JUNIPER EXTRACT (JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS L.), JUNIPER, JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS, EXT., JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS, JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) EXTRACT, and JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS EXTRACT

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract is an extract of the ripe fruit of the juniper, Juniperuscommunis.

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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body wash/cleanser4 products
conditioner4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
moisturizer4 products
facial cleanser3 products
shampoo2 products
hand cream1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
hair styling aide1 products
bar soap1 products
serums & essences1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
makeup primer1 products
mask1 products
shaving cream1 products
around-eye cream1 products
foot cleansing1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Restrictions on impurities recommended by industry safety panelCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show endocrine disruption at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Insufficient data to determine safetyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
114 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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