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Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract

Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption and Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

● EXTRACT OF MENTHA PIPERITA
● EXTRACT OF PEPPERMINT
● EXTRACT OF PEPPERMINT LEAVES
● MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) EXTRACT
● MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT
● MENTHA PIPERITA AMERICAN HERB EXTRACT
● MENTHA PIPERITA EXTRACT
● MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF EXTRACT
● PEPPERMINT EXTRACT
● PEPPERMINT LEAF EXTRACT
● PEPPERMINT LEAVES EXTRACT
● PEPPERMINT, EXT.

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Extract of the leaves of the peppermint, Mentha piperita.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo35 products
conditioner29 products
mask29 products
hair treatment/serum16 products
facial moisturizer/treatment16 products
facial cleanser15 products
exfoliant/scrub12 products
CC cream11 products
foundation11 products
toners/astringents9 products
serums & essences8 products
moisturizer8 products
hair styling aide7 products
hand cream7 products
concealer7 products
lip balm5 products
around-eye cream5 products
bar soap5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant5 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
setting powder/spray3 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
liquid hand soap3 products
hair spray3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
foot odor control2 products
tooth whitening2 products
daily use with SPF2 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
body firming lotion1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
toothpaste1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
foot cleansing1 products
lip plumper1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
anti-aging1 products
makeup remover1 products
detangler1 products
body oil1 products
shaving cream1 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 allergenOpen scientific literature

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
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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