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Data: Fair

Carthamnus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● SAFFLOWER OIL
● CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) FRUIT OIL
● CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
● CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
● CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS FRUIT OIL
● CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS OIL
● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS OIL
● HI-OLEIC SAFFLOWER OIL
● HI-OLEIC SAFFLOWER OIL; SAFFLOWER OIL
● HYBRID SAFFLOWER OIL
● OILS, SAFFLOWER
● SAFFLOWER FRUIT OIL
● SAFFLOWER OIL
● SAFFLOWER OILS
● SAFFLOWER SEED OIL

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Safflower seed oil is obtained from the seed of Carthamus tinctorius; this ingredient consists primarily of the triglycerides of linoleic acid.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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lipstick173 products
moisturizer159 products
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facial moisturizer/treatment114 products
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recreational sunscreen64 products
lip balm58 products
nail polish56 products
lip gloss54 products
conditioner52 products
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body oil46 products
hair styling aide39 products
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mask21 products
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body wash/cleanser11 products
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antiperspirant/deodorant7 products
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eye liner7 products
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beard care5 products
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facial powder3 products
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after sun product3 products
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hand sanitizer3 products
foot moisturizer2 products
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shaving cream2 products
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diaper cream2 products
fragrance for men2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
detangler1 products
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bubble bath1 products
baby oil1 products
after shave1 products
body spray1 products
baby soap1 products
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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
1628 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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