Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About LACTAMIDE MEA: Lactamide MEA is a mixture of ethanolamides of lactic acid.
Function(s): Hair Conditioning Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Humectant; Surfactant - Foam Booster;Viscosity Increasing Agent - Aqueous; ANTISTATIC; SKIN CONDITIONING
Synonym(s): 2-HYDROXY-N- (2-HYDROXYETHYL) - PROPANAMIDE; 2-HYDROXY-N- (2-HYDROXYETHYL) PROPANAMIDE; LACTAMIDE, N- (2-HYDROXYETHY) -; LACTIC ACID MONOETHANOLAMIDE; MONOETHANOLAMINE LACTIC ACID AMIDE; N- (2-HYDROXYETHY) - LACTAMIDE; N-2-HYDROXYETHYLLACTAMIDE; PROPANAMIDE, 2-HYDROXY-N- (2-HYDROXYETHYL) -; N- (BETA-HYDROXYETHYL) LACTAMIDE; N-HYDROXYAETHYLLACTAMID (GERMAN) ; PROPANAMIDE, 2-HYDROXY-N- (2-HYDROXYETHYL) -
|Violation of industry recommendations - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Unsafe in products left on skin and not rinsed off (only for products that are intended to be left on the 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|
|2 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. |
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