SYNONYMSCANDELILLA (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 (CANDELILLA) WAX, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAX, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAXES, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) CANDELILLA WAX (WAX FROM STEMS AND BRANCHES, WAXES, CANDELILLA, and WAXES, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
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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|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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