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Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil

Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● ALMOND ESSENTIAL OIL
● ALMOND OIL
● ALMOND OIL, SWEET
● ALMOND OIL, SWEET (PRUNIS SPECIES)
● ALMOND SWEET OILS
● OIL OF SWEET ALMOND
● OILS, ALMOND
● OILS, ALMOND, SWEET
● PRUNUS AMYGDALUS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
● PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) KERNEL OIL
● PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
● PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL
● PRUNUS DULCIS (ALMOND) ESSENTIAL OIL
● PRUNUS DULCIS (ALMOND) OIL
● PRUNUS DULCIS ESSENTIAL OIL
● SWEET (PRUNIS SPECIES) ALMOND OIL
● SWEET ALMOND OIL
● SWEET OILS, ALMOND

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


Almond oil is extracted from the seed kernels of the sweet almond plant, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis.

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

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Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerOpen scientific literature

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableOpen scientific literature
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
149 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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as a low human health priorityOpen scientific literature
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 bioaccumulativeOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be persistentOpen scientific literature
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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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