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Laurus Nobilis Leaf Extract

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (high)

SYNONYMS

BAY LAUREL EXTRACT, EXTRACT OF GRECIAN LAUREL, EXTRACT OF LAUREL, EXTRACT OF LAURUS NOBILIS, EXTRACT OF SWEET BAY, GRECIAN LAUREL EXTRACT, LAUREL (LAURUS NOBILIS) EXTRACT, LAUREL EXTRACT, LAUREL LEAVES EXTRACT (LAURUS NOBILIS L.), LAURUS NOBILIS EXTRACT, LAURUS NOBILIS LEAF EXTRACT, LAURUS NOBILIS, EXT., and SWEET BAY EXTRACT

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Laurus Nobilis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the laurel, Laurus nobilis.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any 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
0 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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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

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