EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Products with this Ingredient
|lip balm||125 products|
|lip gloss||98 products|
|eye liner||70 products|
|beach & sport sunscreen||70 products|
|lip liner||54 products|
|eye shadow||34 products|
|brow liner||33 products|
|lip balm with SPF||32 products|
|fragrance for women||20 products|
|baby sunscreen||18 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||14 products|
|hair color and bleaching||10 products|
|lip plumper||7 products|
|hair styling aide||6 products|
|baby lotion||6 products|
|hair treatment/serum||6 products|
|styling gel/lotion||5 products|
|moisturizer with SPF||5 products|
|diaper cream||4 products|
|damaged skin treatment||4 products|
|serums & essences||3 products|
|body oil||2 products|
|facial cleanser||2 products|
|after shave||2 products|
|vapor rubs||2 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||2 products|
|beard care||2 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|Sensitization to candelilla wax was reported in a child in a case study.||Anne-Sophie Darrigade, Ella Dendooven, Evelyne Mangodt, Evert Vermander, Margo Hagendorens & Olivier Aerts 2020. A peculiar case of sensitization to Candelilla Cera and sucrose (di)stearate in a toddler. Contact dermatitis 82(1), 54-55.|
|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||JACT 3(3):1-41, 1984 confirmed 06/03|
|18 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
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||JACT 3(3):1-41, 1984 confirmed 06/03|
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|
- Anne-Sophie Darrigade, Ella Dendooven, Evelyne Mangodt, Evert Vermander, Margo Hagendorens & Olivier Aerts 2020. A peculiar case of sensitization to Candelilla Cera and sucrose (di)stearate in a toddler. Contact dermatitis 82(1), 54-55.
- JACT 3(3):1-41, 1984 confirmed 06/03
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- 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.
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