White Soft Paraffin; Paraffin
(in 5,661 products)

Potential Risk Index®:

ISCE InhaleISCE SwallowISCE ContactISCE Environment
PRI Legend


1. Occlusive (Cosmetics) - Forms a protective layer to retain skin hydration
2. Solvent (Cosmetics) - Enhances the properties of other ingredients
Hong Kong Consumer Council (HKCC) strongly discourages the public from the usage of paraffin/mineral oils.
Scientific References:
Regulatory References:
1. US FDA Food Additives Status List [2018]
- Paraffin wax
2. Canada List of Permitted Food Additives
- List 8 - Paraffin Wax
3. Hong Kong Consumer Council
- Paraffin/Mineral oils

Safety and Hazards (UN GHS):

1. Harmful if swallowed (H302)
2. Causes serious eye irritation (H319)
3. May cause respiratory irritation (H335)
4. Causes damage to organs (H370)

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