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Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● EVENING PRIMROSE ESSENTIAL OIL
● EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
● EVENING PRIMROSE, OENOTHERA BIENNIS, EXT.
● OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) ESSENTIAL OIL
● OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
● OENOTHERA BIENNIS ESSENTIAL OIL
● OENOTHERA BIENNIS OIL
● OIL OF EVENING PRIMROSE
● PRIMROSE OIL
● TEOENTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
● TEOENTHERA BIENNIS OIL

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


Evening Primrose oil is extracted from Oenothera biennis, a plant native to North America.

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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facial moisturizer/treatment128 products
exfoliant/scrub50 products
serums & essences43 products
moisturizer36 products
around-eye cream28 products
mask24 products
hair treatment/serum20 products
facial cleanser20 products
body oil17 products
lip gloss15 products
bronzer/highlighter14 products
baby lotion14 products
foundation13 products
anti-aging11 products
lipstick11 products
conditioner11 products
shampoo9 products
CC cream7 products
damaged skin treatment7 products
hand cream6 products
daily use with SPF6 products
lip balm5 products
4 products
toners/astringents4 products
makeup remover3 products
beard oil3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
shaving cream3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
hair spray2 products
hair styling aide2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
diaper cream2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
bar soap1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
fragrance for women1 products
after shave1 products
oil controller1 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
540 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

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

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
  • 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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Hazard score

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