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Data: Fair

Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract

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SYNONYMS

AMERICAN GINSENG EXTRACT, EXTRACT OF GINSENG, GINSENG (PANAX GINSENG) EXTRACT, GINSENG EXTRACT, GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, GINSENG, PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM, EXT., ORIENTAL GINSENG EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, and PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM EXTRACT

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Extract of the root of ginseng plant, Panax ginseng.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation117 products
conditioner68 products
facial moisturizer/treatment48 products
lipstick41 products
mask41 products
facial cleanser40 products
moisturizer35 products
serums & essences32 products
shampoo26 products
BB cream24 products
daily use with SPF22 products
around-eye cream21 products
body wash/cleanser20 products
recreational sunscreen17 products
hair treatment/serum17 products
blush15 products
toners/astringents15 products
bronzer/highlighter14 products
exfoliant/scrub14 products
makeup primer12 products
concealer11 products
lip gloss11 products
hair styling aide11 products
styling gel/lotion7 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
body firming lotion6 products
lip balm with SPF6 products
setting powder/spray5 products
hand cream5 products
makeup remover5 products
foot cleansing4 products
brow liner4 products
fragrance for men4 products
toothpaste4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
hair spray3 products
anti-aging3 products
sunless tanning3 products
baby sunscreen3 products
skin fading/lightener3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
bar soap2 products
facial powder2 products
hair relaxer2 products
mascara1 products
1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
foot odor control1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
after shave1 products
body oil1 products
eye shadow1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
nail treatment1 products
lip balm1 products
after sun product1 products
other eye makeup1 products

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
1541 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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