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Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) EXTRACT and ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS (GINGER) EXTRACT

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


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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shampoo5 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
moisturizer3 products
conditioner3 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
hand cream1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
bubble bath1 products
facial moisturizer/treatment1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
body firming lotion1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of skin toxicity or allergiesOpen 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
574 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

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.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
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