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Data: Fair

Yeast Extract

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

EXTRACT OF YEAST, YEAST EXTRACT, and YEAST, EXT.

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's 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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foundation49 products
facial moisturizer/treatment42 products
serums & essences22 products
20 products
around-eye cream17 products
conditioner15 products
daily use with SPF15 products
shampoo14 products
makeup primer9 products
hair-loss treatment8 products
facial cleanser7 products
mask7 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
toners/astringents6 products
moisturizer6 products
anti-aging4 products
makeup remover3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
lip balm2 products
body firming lotion2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
setting powder/spray1 products
other eye makeup1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
facial powder1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
after sun product1 products
blush1 products
hair styling aide1 products

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
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

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). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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