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EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX: Candelilla wax is extracted from Euphorbia cerifera, a shrub native to Mexico.

Function(s): Cosmetic Astringent; Emulsion Stabilizer; Film Former; Fragrance Ingredient;Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; Viscosity Increasing Agent- Nonaqueous; EMOLLIENT; FILM FORMING

Synonym(s): CANDELILLA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) WAX; CANDELILLA CERA; CANDELILLA WAX; CANDELILLA WAX (WAX FROM STEMS AND BRANCHES OF EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) ; CANDELILLA WAX; CANDELLILA WAX; CANDELILLA WAXES; EUPHORBIA CANDELILLA WAX; EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAX; EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAXES; EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) CANDELILLA WAX (WAX FROM STEMS AND BRANCHES; WAXES, CANDELILLA

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
12 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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.

About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer