Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About GLYCERYL MYRISTATE: Glyceryl Myristate is a monoester of glycerin and myristic acid.
Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient; Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent
Synonym(s): GLYCERIN MONOMYRISTATE; GLYCEROL MONOMYRISTATE; GLYCERYL MONOMYRISTATE; MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL TETRADECANOIC ACID; MONOMYRISTIN; MYRISTIC ACID MONOGLYCERIDE; TETRADECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL
|Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Product type restrictions or differences noted in safety assessment by industry panel||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Human irritant - strong evidence (only for products for use around the eyes, on the skin, or may be aerosolized (airborne))||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Safety assessment was based on related chemical||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|13 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|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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