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Candelilla wax is extracted from Euphorbia cerifera, a shrub native to Mexico.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|lip balm||336 products|
|eye liner||229 products|
|lip gloss||161 products|
|brow liner||138 products|
|lip liner||105 products|
|recreational sunscreen||99 products|
|eye shadow||64 products|
|lip balm with SPF||38 products|
|hair styling aide||31 products|
|baby sunscreen||30 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||26 products|
|lip plumper||20 products|
|hair color and bleaching||20 products|
|makeup primer||17 products|
|body wash/cleanser||15 products|
|hand cream||13 products|
|baby lotion||12 products|
|around-eye cream||10 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||9 products|
|hair treatment/serum||9 products|
|diaper cream||8 products|
|styling gel/lotion||8 products|
|facial powder||6 products|
|facial cleanser||6 products|
|daily use with SPF||5 products|
|foot moisturizer||4 products|
|BB cream||4 products|
|serums & essences||4 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||3 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|nail treatment||2 products|
|after shave||2 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|vapor rubs||1 products|
|body art||1 products|
|other eye makeup||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|One or more human case studies show equivocal any or allergenic effects||Open scientific literature|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|18 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|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|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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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