Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About ISOPROPYL STEARATE: Isopropyl Stearate is an ester of isopropyl alcohol and stearic acid.
Function(s): Binder; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient; BINDING; SKIN CONDITIONING
Synoym(s): 1-METHYLETHYL ESTER OCTADECANOIC ACID; 1-METHYLETHYL OCTADECANOATE; ISOPROPYL ESTER STEARIC ACID; ISOPROPYL OCTADECANOATE; OCTADECANOIC ACID, 1-METHYLETHYL ESTER; STEARIC ACID, ISOPROPYL ESTER; 1-METHYLETHYL OCTADECANOATE; OCTADECANOIC ACID, 1-METHYLETHYL ESTER (9CI) ; WICKENOL 127
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|
|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|
|Missing safety data noted by cosmetic industry review||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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