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Data: Fair

Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● FATS AND GLYCERIDIC OILS, SESAME
● GINGILLI OIL
● OILS, GLYCERIDIC, SESAME
● OILS, SESAME
● SESAME OIL
● SESAME OIL; SESAME OIL
● SESAME OILS
● SESAME SEED OIL
● SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
● SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
● SESAMUM INDICUM OIL
● SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL

Restricted

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


Oil of the sesame (Sesamum indicum) seeds.

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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lipstick170 products
facial moisturizer/treatment57 products
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foundation39 products
conditioner38 products
hair treatment/serum32 products
body oil29 products
lip balm28 products
facial cleanser25 products
blush22 products
mask13 products
BB cream13 products
bath oil/salts/soak12 products
shampoo11 products
lip gloss11 products
serums & essences10 products
exfoliant/scrub10 products
daily use with SPF9 products
hair styling aide9 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
around-eye cream7 products
hand cream7 products
eye shadow6 products
shaving cream5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
body firming lotion5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
bubble bath4 products
3 products
after sun product3 products
anti-aging3 products
nail treatment3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
fragrance for women2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
mouthwash2 products
detangler2 products
fragrance for men2 products
baby oil2 products
diaper cream2 products
baby lotion2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
hair spray1 products
eye liner1 products
makeup remover1 products
makeup primer1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
depilatory1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
baby shampoo1 products
concealer1 products
brow liner1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
toners/astringents1 products
tanning oil1 products
facial powder1 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
2036 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

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.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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