This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract is an extract of the cocoa, Theobroma cacao.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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|facial moisturizer/treatment||5 products|
|around-eye cream||4 products|
|daily use with SPF||3 products|
|facial cleanser||3 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||3 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|tanning oil||2 products|
|recreational sunscreen||2 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|hair color and bleaching||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|256 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- 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.
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