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Data: Limited

Quillaja Saponaria (Soapbark) Bark Extract

Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

EXTRACT OF QUILLAJA, EXTRACT OF QUILLAJA SAPONARIA, PANAMA WOOD EXTRACT, QUILLAIA (QUILLAJA SAPONARIA MOLINA), QUILLAJA EXTRACT, QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT, QUILLAJA SAPONARIA BARK EXTRACT, QUILLAJA SAPONARIA EXTRACT, QUILLAJA SAPONARIA, EXT., and SOAPBARK BARK EXTRACT

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract is an extract of the bark of the quillaja, Quillaja saponaria.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial cleanser24 products
baby bubble bath9 products
baby soap9 products
baby shampoo8 products
shampoo4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
toners/astringents4 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
hair styling aide3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
mask3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
conditioner3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
toothpaste1 products
mouthwash1 products
body firming lotion1 products
makeup remover1 products
anti-aging1 products
bar soap1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicityOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
108 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • 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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