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Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil

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SYNONYMS

LIMNANTHES (MEADOWFOAM) OIL, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, LIMNANTHES ALBA SEED OIL, LIMNANTHES OIL, LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR SEED OIL, MEADOWFOAM OIL, MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL, MEADOWFOAM SEED OILS, and OILS, MEADOWFOAM SEED

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


Oil extracted from the seeds of the meadowfoam plant, Limnanthes alba.

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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foundation39 products
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hair treatment/serum27 products
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around-eye cream26 products
beard care23 products
conditioner23 products
fragrance for women23 products
blush21 products
beard oil21 products
body wash/cleanser18 products
exfoliant/scrub17 products
facial cleanser17 products
lip liner15 products
hand cream14 products
eye liner13 products
shampoo10 products
body oil10 products
eye shadow9 products
liquid hand soap9 products
daily use with SPF7 products
bath oil/salts/soak7 products
baby lotion6 products
bronzer/highlighter6 products
lip gloss6 products
toners/astringents6 products
hair color and bleaching5 products
hair styling aide5 products
baby soap5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
baby shampoo4 products
anti-aging3 products
hair spray3 products
body firming lotion3 products
shaving cream3 products
after shave3 products
makeup remover3 products
bar soap3 products
baby bubble bath2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
diaper cream2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
makeup primer2 products
nail treatment2 products
detangler1 products
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styling mousse/foam1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
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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
15 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
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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