MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT
Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Products with this Ingredient
|lip gloss||29 products|
|serums & essences||16 products|
|facial cleanser||9 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||7 products|
|body wash/cleanser||7 products|
|CC cream||4 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
|styling gel/lotion||3 products|
|recreational sunscreen||2 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)||International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|185 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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