SYNONYMSOIL OF WHEAT GERM, TRITICUM AESTIVUM GERM OIL, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL, TRITICUM VULGARE GERM OIL, and WHEAT GERM OIL
Wheat germ oil is extracted from the germ (reproductive part) of the wheat kernel.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
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|hair treatment/serum||29 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||25 products|
|beard oil||21 products|
|serums & essences||16 products|
|body oil||10 products|
|facial cleanser||7 products|
|beard care||7 products|
|hand cream||6 products|
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|hair spray||5 products|
|around-eye cream||5 products|
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|styling gel/lotion||4 products|
|hair-loss treatment||3 products|
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|liquid hand soap||2 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|baby oil||2 products|
|damaged skin treatment||2 products|
|baby soap||2 products|
|lip gloss||2 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|body firming lotion||2 products|
|lip balm with SPF||2 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|diaper cream||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
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|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|
|261 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|
- 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.
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