MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
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
|bath oil/salts/soak||15 products|
|hair treatment/serum||7 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||6 products|
|body wash/cleanser||4 products|
|facial cleanser||3 products|
|bar soap||3 products|
|after shave||2 products|
|fragrance for women||2 products|
|body spray||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|BB cream||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
|eye liner||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Known human any toxicant or allergen||Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive|
|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.
- Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive
- 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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