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Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil

Other Concerns


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
● OILS, MEADOWFOAM SEED

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep 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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick121 products
facial moisturizer/treatment108 products
moisturizer34 products
lip balm with SPF30 products
serums & essences30 products
mask30 products
lip liner28 products
hair treatment/serum27 products
recreational sunscreen27 products
eye liner26 products
lip balm25 products
beard oil24 products
blush22 products
lip gloss22 products
beard care22 products
conditioner21 products
foundation20 products
fragrance for women20 products
around-eye cream19 products
exfoliant/scrub17 products
facial cleanser16 products
bronzer/highlighter16 products
eye shadow15 products
body wash/cleanser14 products
body oil13 products
concealer13 products
shampoo12 products
hair styling aide11 products
daily use with SPF10 products
liquid hand soap10 products
hair color and bleaching9 products
hand cream6 products
lip plumper6 products
bath oil/salts/soak6 products
mascara5 products
makeup primer4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
bar soap4 products
brow liner3 products
baby lotion3 products
baby oil2 products
baby soap2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
detangler2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
makeup remover2 products
other eye makeup2 products
toners/astringents2 products
baby sunscreen1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
anti-aging1 products
shaving cream1 products
mouthwash1 products
baby shampoo1 products
body firming lotion1 products
hair spray1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
glitter1 products
nail treatment1 products
diaper cream1 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
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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Hazard score

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Data availability

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