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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, and SAFFLOWER SEED OIL

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's 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

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick176 products
facial moisturizer/treatment121 products
moisturizer118 products
exfoliant/scrub92 products
foundation83 products
hair treatment/serum80 products
recreational sunscreen73 products
body oil67 products
lip gloss64 products
lip balm55 products
facial cleanser50 products
hand cream46 products
serums & essences43 products
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bar soap38 products
beard oil38 products
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daily use with SPF31 products
hair styling aide27 products
mask26 products
lip liner25 products
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body firming lotion21 products
bronzer/highlighter19 products
around-eye cream17 products
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baby lotion15 products
makeup primer13 products
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baby sunscreen13 products
bath oil/salts/soak9 products
muscle/joint soreness9 products
cuticle treatment9 products
styling gel/lotion8 products
mascara8 products
blush7 products
eye shadow7 products
nail treatment6 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
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after sun product5 products
after shave5 products
fragrance for women5 products
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foot moisturizer4 products
facial powder4 products
shaving cream4 products
eye liner4 products
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setting powder/spray3 products
hand sanitizer3 products
hair removal waxes2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
tanning oil2 products
hair spray2 products
lip plumper2 products
baby oil2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
toners/astringents2 products
polish remover2 products
diaper cream2 products
fragrance for men2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
nail polish1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
bubble bath1 products
body spray1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
brow liner1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
glitter1 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
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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