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MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) EXTRACT

Score:

Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Enhanced skin absorption and Use restrictions (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner16 products
shampoo13 products
serums & essences10 products
mask9 products
facial cleanser7 products
facial moisturizer/treatment6 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
moisturizer4 products
hair styling aide4 products
around-eye cream3 products
makeup remover3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
lip balm2 products
body firming lotion2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
moisturizer with SPF2 products
toners/astringents1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
beach & sport sunscreen1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
hair spray1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
fragrance for women1 products
body oil1 products
toothpaste1 products
tooth whitening1 products
baby lotion1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
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 productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
359 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • 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.

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