Croton Oil is a natural source of phorbol, phorbol esters and glycerides of saturated fatty acids. Croton seeds are sometimes applied directly to the skin for muscle and joint pain. The main use for croton oil today is as an active ingredient in phenol-based facial peels. Dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other practitioners can vary the amount of croton oil in the peel to customize the treatment for a particular patient or skin area, such as on the neck or around the eyes. In Malaysia, people use croton oil in lamps and in soap.
A. Tubaro.; P. Dri.; G. Delbello.; C. Zilli.; R. Della Loggia. The Croton oil ear test revisited.inflammation research. 1986, 17 (3),347-349 .
Hazard Statements: H227-H315-H319-H350
Combustible liquid. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P201-P280-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.