Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About KERATIN: Keratin is a protein derived from hair, wool, horn, nails or other similar tissues in animals.
This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Protein from the ground-up horns, hooves, feathers, quills, and hair of various animals. In hair rinses, shampoos, permanent wave solutions. Alternatives: almond oil, soy protein, amla oil (from the f ... read more
Function(s): Hair Conditioning Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; SKIN CONDITIONING
Synonym(s): ANIMAL KERATIN; KERATINS; CHERATINA (ITALIAN) ; DETOXIN
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmetics||Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients|
|27,522 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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