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Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

APRICOT ESSENTIAL OIL, APRICOT KERNEL ESSENTIAL OIL, APRICOT KERNEL OIL, APRICOT KERNEL OIL (PRUNUS ARMENIACA L.), APRICOT KERNELS OIL, APRICOT OIL, OIL OF APRICOT KERNELS, OILS, APRICOT, PERSIC OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) ESSENTIAL OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL ESSENTIAL OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA ESSENTIAL OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL ESSENTIAL OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL, and PRUNUS ARMENIACA OIL

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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moisturizer108 products
facial moisturizer/treatment89 products
lip gloss83 products
lipstick55 products
body oil54 products
lip balm47 products
foundation43 products
hand cream39 products
serums & essences37 products
facial cleanser37 products
beard oil35 products
exfoliant/scrub35 products
hair treatment/serum33 products
mask25 products
conditioner24 products
blush20 products
shampoo17 products
bronzer/highlighter17 products
body wash/cleanser14 products
around-eye cream13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant13 products
bar soap13 products
brow liner12 products
styling gel/lotion8 products
baby sunscreen7 products
muscle/joint soreness7 products
baby lotion7 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
liquid hand soap6 products
makeup primer6 products
damaged skin treatment6 products
daily use with SPF6 products
bath oil/salts/soak6 products
after sun product6 products
cuticle treatment6 products
beard care5 products
hair styling aide5 products
makeup remover4 products
nail treatment4 products
foot moisturizer4 products
3 products
fragrance for women3 products
anti-aging3 products
concealer3 products
tanning oil3 products
baby oil3 products
detangler2 products
body firming lotion2 products
shaving cream2 products
baby wipes1 products
sunless tanning1 products
bubble bath1 products
toners/astringents1 products
glitter1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
baby shampoo1 products
hair spray1 products
BB cream1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
polish remover1 products
diaper cream1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
eye shadow1 products

Data gaps

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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
164 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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