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STEAROYL SARCOSINE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Contamination concerns; Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

About STEAROYL SARCOSINE: Stearoyl Sarcosine is a N-stearoyl derivative of N-methylglycine.

Function(s): Hair Conditioning Agent; Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; ANTISTATIC

Synoym(s): GLYCINE, N-METHYL-N- (1-OXOOCTADECYL) -; N- (1-OXOOCTADECYL) SARCOSINE; N-METHYL-N- (1-OXOOCTADECYL) - GLYCINE; N-METHYL-N- (1-OXOOCTADECYL) GLYCINE; STEAROYL N-METHYLAMINOACETIC ACID; STEAROYL N-METHYLGLYCINE

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Enhanced skin absorption

Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
NITROSAMINES
Data: Fair

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Safety unknown for products that may be inhaled (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data Sources

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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