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Data: Fair

Carthamnus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil

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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

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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

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exfoliant/scrub90 products
foundation82 products
hair treatment/serum76 products
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lip gloss69 products
body oil66 products
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facial cleanser48 products
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fragrance for women10 products
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hand sanitizer3 products
hair removal waxes2 products
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hair spray2 products
lip plumper2 products
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shaving cream (men's)2 products
toners/astringents2 products
polish remover2 products
diaper cream2 products
fragrance for men2 products
nail polish1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
bubble bath1 products
body spray1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
brow liner1 products
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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.

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