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Yeast Extract

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● EXTRACT OF YEAST
● YEAST EXTRACT
● YEAST, EXT.

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


Yeast Extract is an extract of Yeast (q.v.).

Common concerns

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  • 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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foundation86 products
facial moisturizer/treatment39 products
serums & essences25 products
conditioner22 products
19 products
shampoo17 products
around-eye cream17 products
makeup primer13 products
hair treatment/serum10 products
mask10 products
hair-loss treatment8 products
daily use with SPF6 products
facial cleanser6 products
toners/astringents5 products
anti-aging4 products
hair styling aide4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
moisturizer3 products
lip balm3 products
body firming lotion3 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
mascara2 products
makeup remover2 products
fragrance for women2 products
concealer1 products
blush1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
lipstick1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
foot cleansing1 products
facial powder1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
other eye makeup1 products
detangler1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
4238 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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