Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps
About PALM KERNEL ACID: Palm Kernel Acid is a mixture of fatty acids derived from Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil(q.v.).
Function(s): Opacifying Agent; Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent
Synonym(s): ACIDS, PALM KERNEL; ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL ACID; FATTY ACIDS, PALM KERNEL-OIL; PALM KERNEL ACIDS; PALM KERNEL FATTY ACIDS; PALM KERNEL OIL FATTY ACID
|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|
|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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