Find products and ingredients Learn how Skin Deep® works Meet our experts Discover EWG VERIFIED™

Data: Fair

Elaeis Guineensis (African Oil Palm) Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

AFRICAN OIL PALM OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS OIL, OILS, GLYCERIDIC, PALM KERNEL, OILS, PALM, OILS, PALM KERNEL, PALM ACIDULATED SOAPSTOCK; PALM ACIDULATED SOAPSTOCK; PALM OIL, PALM KERNEL OIL, PALM KERNEL OILS, PALM OIL, PALM OILS, and PALM SEED OIL

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Oil obtained from African oil palm, Elaeis guineensis.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

Expand content Collapse content
bar soap290 products
shampoo51 products
facial moisturizer/treatment30 products
body wash/cleanser27 products
conditioner24 products
lipstick24 products
facial cleanser18 products
moisturizer17 products
antiperspirant/deodorant13 products
serums & essences11 products
around-eye cream10 products
lip balm10 products
hair color and bleaching7 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
hand cream7 products
anti-aging6 products
liquid hand soap6 products
body oil5 products
body firming lotion5 products
mask4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
daily use with SPF3 products
makeup remover3 products
baby soap3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
hair styling aide2 products
after sun product2 products
makeup primer2 products
diaper cream2 products
beard cleanser2 products
mouthwash2 products
concealer2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
shaving cream2 products
tanning oil1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
baby lotion1 products
detangler1 products
blush1 products
sunless tanning1 products
foot cleansing1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
mascara1 products
eye liner1 products

Data gaps

Expand content Collapse content
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
2322 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

Expand content Collapse content
CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

Expand content Collapse content
CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Expand content Collapse content
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

Expand content Collapse content
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

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
Low Availability
Moderate Availability
High Availability

Can’t find your product?

Enter the ingredients in EWG’s Build Your Own Report tool to get an approximate score for that product.

BUILD YOUR OWN REPORT

EWG VERIFIED™
Holiday Gift Set

Get Yours with a Donation of $125

ORDER NOW