Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About CETEARYL ALCOHOL/ CETEARETH-20: Ceteareths are the polyethylene glycol ethers of cetearyl alcohol.
|Violation of industry recommendations - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Not safe for use on injured or damaged skin (only for products for use on damaged skin)||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Cosmetic 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. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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