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Mentholatum Co.

Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by Mentholatum Co.

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
ALUMINUM POWDER1 productsNeurotoxicity, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)3 productsUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCE8 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
PROPYLPARABEN1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
OCTINOXATE5 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
D&C VIOLET 22 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINE6 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
FLAVOR2 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
BHT2 productsCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Cancer
Data: Good
PETROLATUM3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
LACTIC ACID1 productsUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
MYRISTYL LACTATE2 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE4 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
METHYLPARABEN1 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID7 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) WAX PEG-120 ESTERS1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-8/ SMDI COPOLYMER3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
DISODIUM PEG-5 LAURYLCITRATE SULFOSUCCINATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-83 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-150 DISTEARATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-8 DIMETHICONE3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-202 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACID2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ISOCETETH-203 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE2 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C GREEN 31 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 61 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
MYRISTYL MYRISTATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATE2 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 11 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACID1 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL2 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
BENZOYL PEROXIDE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
PPG-26-BUTETH-263 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)
Data: Limited
ETHANOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS2 productsNone Identified
Data: Good
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACID4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE3 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS (HUANG QI) ROOT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED)2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS/ ALEURITES FORDI OIL COPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYL/ CAPRAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
METHYLSILANOL MANNURONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM C12-13 ALKYL PHOSPHATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
FICUS CARICA (FIG) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FORSYTHIA SUSPENSA FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM PROPOXYHYDROXYPROPYL THIOSULFATE SILICA1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
METHYL GLUCETH-201 productsNone Identified
Data: None
YELLOW 61 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYPHENYL PROPAMIDOBENZOIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
STEARYL OLIVATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACID2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LINOLENIC ACID2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
MENTHOL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PHYTIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PPG-12/ SMDI COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
XANTHAN GUM1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MYRISTYL ALCOHOL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECANOL3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARIN2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA4 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRATE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps
Data: None
TRISODIUM EDTA3 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
TOCOPHEROL2 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACID1 productsOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECYL OLIVATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
LAURAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
MYRISTYL LAURATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER8 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this company. The company may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this company that have used the ingredient.



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