Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps
About HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT) OIL: Hypericum Perforatum Oil is a fixed oil obtained from St. John's Wort, Hypericumperforatum.
Function(s): Proprietary; EMOLLIENT
Synonym(s): HYPERICUM PERFORATUM OIL, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM OILS; MILLEPERTIUS PLANT EXTRACT; OILS, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM; OILS, ST. JOHN'S WORT; OILS, ST.-JOHN'S-WORT; ST. JOHN'S WORT OIL; ST. JOHN'S WORT OILS
|Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – scientific review cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gaps|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Insufficient data to determine safety||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|1,086 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|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. |
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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