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Ozokerite

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

EARTH WAX, FOSSIL WAX, OZOCERITE, OZOKERITE, OZOKERITE WAXES, and WAXES, OZOKERITE

Restricted

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


Ozokerite is a hydrocarbon wax derived from mineral sources or from petroleum.

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

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antiperspirant/deodorant115 products
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blush92 products
eye shadow84 products
lip gloss79 products
concealer79 products
lip balm79 products
recreational sunscreen57 products
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brow liner48 products
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exfoliant/scrub12 products
styling gel/lotion11 products
BB cream9 products
daily use with SPF8 products
glitter7 products
makeup primer6 products
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antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
mask5 products
CC cream5 products
damaged skin treatment4 products
facial powder3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
around-eye cream2 products
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other eye makeup1 products
lip plumper1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
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diaper cream1 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
69 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
  • 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.

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.

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Data availability

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

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