Other ConcernsEnhanced skin absorption and Use restrictions (low)
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Extract of the leaves of the peppermint, Mentha piperita.
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HIGHAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial cleanser||19 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||14 products|
|CC cream||11 products|
|hair treatment/serum||10 products|
|hair styling aide||8 products|
|lip balm||8 products|
|serums & essences||8 products|
|hand cream||7 products|
|around-eye cream||6 products|
|foot moisturizer||4 products|
|recreational sunscreen||4 products|
|body wash/cleanser||4 products|
|liquid hand soap||4 products|
|bar soap||4 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||3 products|
|styling gel/lotion||3 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|tooth whitening||2 products|
|foot cleansing||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|hair spray||2 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|lip plumper||1 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|foot odor control||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|hair color and bleaching||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|
|359 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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.
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