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Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba)

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

BUXUS CHINENSIS (JOJOBA), JOJOBA, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS, and SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)

An unspecified preparation of the jojoba plant, Simmondsia chinensis.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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bar soap14 products
shampoo12 products
serums & essences7 products
facial cleanser7 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
moisturizer4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
liquid hand soap3 products
baby soap3 products
baby shampoo3 products
hair styling aide2 products
nail treatment2 products
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hand cream2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
body oil2 products
lip balm1 products
hair relaxer1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
mascara1 products
conditioner1 products
around-eye cream1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
makeup remover1 products
baby sunscreen1 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
54 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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Data availability

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