Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Oil of the sesame (Sesamum indicum) seeds.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||56 products|
|lip balm||51 products|
|body oil||36 products|
|hair treatment/serum||33 products|
|facial cleanser||26 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||13 products|
|BB cream||12 products|
|lip gloss||11 products|
|hair styling aide||10 products|
|around-eye cream||9 products|
|daily use with SPF||9 products|
|serums & essences||8 products|
|recreational sunscreen||7 products|
|hand cream||6 products|
|styling gel/lotion||5 products|
|shaving cream||5 products|
|bubble bath||4 products|
|eye shadow||4 products|
|body wash/cleanser||4 products|
|body firming lotion||4 products|
|nail treatment||3 products|
|cuticle treatment||3 products|
|after sun product||3 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|eye liner||2 products|
|fragrance for women||2 products|
|baby oil||2 products|
|fragrance for men||2 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|hair removal waxes||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|diaper cream||1 products|
|eye makeup remover||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|2036 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment 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.
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