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MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)

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Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick707 products
eye liner162 products
concealer143 products
lip liner122 products
foundation79 products
lip balm69 products
lip gloss64 products
bronzer/highlighter63 products
brow liner42 products
mascara26 products
eye shadow24 products
blush21 products
lip balm with SPF20 products
exfoliant/scrub15 products
moisturizer9 products
beach & sport sunscreen6 products
CC cream6 products
facial cleanser5 products
diaper cream5 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
makeup primer3 products
hair styling aide3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
lip plumper2 products
body firming lotion2 products
anti-aging2 products
baby sunscreen1 products
bar soap1 products
moisturizer with SPF1 products
makeup remover1 products
facial powder1 products
around-eye cream1 products
other eye makeup1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
depilatory1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
20 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

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