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Camelina Sativa Seed Oil an edible oil expressed from the seeds of Camelina sativa also known as gold-of-pleasure or false flax. Addition of hydrogen to Camelina Sativa Seed Oil results in Hydrogenated Camelina Sativa Seed Oil. Camelina Sativa Seed Oil and Hydrogenated Camelina Sativa Seed Oil may be used in skin and hair care products.
When used in cosmetics and personal care products, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil and Hydrogenated Camelina Sativa Seed Oil function as skin-conditioning agents - emollient or skin-conditioning agents - occlusive.
Camelina sativa is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae which also includes mustard, cabbage and broccoli. It is native to Northern Europe and Central Asia. The oil from Camelina sativa seeds, contains about 31% linolenic acid, 23% linoleic acid, 17% oleic acid, 11% eicosenoic acid and 8% palmitic acid.
The safety of Camelina Sativa Seed Oil and Hydrogenated Camelina Sativa Seed Oil has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated scientific data and concluded that these ingredients were safe for use in cosmetics and personal care products. Botanical and botanically derived ingredients used in the formulation of cosmetics are generally mild and safe. Prior to marketing the finished cosmetic product, the safety of each ingredient must be substantiated in accordance with 21 CFR 740.10. Safety substantiation of cosmetic ingredients may include tests for ocular and skin irritation as well as allergenicity, phototoxicity, photoallergenicity and mutagenicity, depending on the application or intended use. There is a considerable body of information about the safety of botanical ingredients and a well-established history of use. These resources are consulted to ensure the safety of these materials as they are used in cosmetics.
CIR Safety Review:
Camelina Sativa Seed Oil and Hydrogenated Camelina Sativa Seed Oil were included in the CIR Expert Panel's review of plant-derived fatty acids oils. Based on a history of safe use in food, the composition of the oils, and data indicating that these ingredients were not dermal irritants or sensitizers, the CIR Expert Panel concluded that plant-derived fatty acid oils including Camelina Sativa Seed Oil and Hydrogenated Camelina Sativa Seed Oil were safe as used in cosmetic products.
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Camelina Sativa Seed Oil and Hydrogenated Camelina Sativa Seed Oil may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Regulation of the European Union.
Link to the EU Cosmetic Regulation: http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/consumers/product_labelling_and_packaging/co0013_en.htm
In naming plants, botanists use a Latin name made up of the genus and species of the plant. For example, under this system gold-of-pleasure is known as Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz, where "(L.) Crantz " stands for the names of the people who first described the type of plant specimen. Plants are also known by a common name that has been handed down through generations. For example, gold-of-pleasure may also be called false flax or Scotch heather. These common names may vary from country to country. Therefore, Latin names, which are more likely to be recognized in many countries, are frequently used on the label of a product to identify an ingredient made from plants.
Cross Reference for Common Names and Latin names for Botanical ingredient: http://www.personalcarecouncil.org/botanicals-cross-reference-latin-bino...
Find out more about the history of using plants to obtain beneficial materials:
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EU Cosmetics Inventory http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/
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