Other ConcernsEnhanced skin absorption and Use restrictions (low)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf are the dried leaves and tops of the peppermint, Menthapiperita.
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HIGHAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|bar soap||24 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||14 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||6 products|
|hair treatment/serum||5 products|
|body oil||4 products|
|lip balm||3 products|
|facial cleanser||3 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||3 products|
|body wash/cleanser||3 products|
|foot cleansing||2 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|hand cream||2 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|tooth whitening||1 products|
|beard oil||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Known human any toxicant or allergen||Open scientific literature|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|371 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
- 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.
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