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Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

BUXUS CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL, BUXUS CHINENSIS OIL, JOJOBA BEAN OIL; JOJOBA OIL; JOJOBA WAX, JOJOBA OIL, JOJOBA OILS, JOJOBA SEED OIL, OILS, JOJOBA, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL, and WAXES AND WAXY SUBSTANCES, JOJOBA

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


Jojoba oil is extracted from seeds of the desert shrub, Simmondsia chinensis, native to California, Arizona and Mexico.

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

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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
122 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.

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