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STEARYL GLYCYRRHETINATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About STEARYL GLYCYRRHETINATE: Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate is an ester of stearyl alcohol and Glycyrrhetinic Acid (q.v.).

This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: A mixture of solid alcohols. Can be prepared from sperm whale oil. In medicines, creams, rinses, shampoos, etc. Derivatives: Stearamine Oxide, Stearyl Acetate, Stearyl Caprylate, Stearyl Citrate, Stea ... read more

Function(s): Flavoring Agent; SKIN CONDITIONING; SOOTHING

Synoym(s): 3-HYDROXY-11-OXO- OCTADECYL ESTER OLEAN-12-EN-29-OIC ACID; OCTADECYL 3-HYDROXY-11-OXOOLEAN-12-EN-29-OATE; OCTADECYL ESTER OLEAN-12-EN-29-OIC ACID, 3-HYDROXY-11-OXO-; OCTADECYL GLYCYRRHETINATE; OLEAN-12-EN-29-OIC ACID, 3-HYDROXY-11-OXO-, OCTADECYL ESTER

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Restrictions on impurities recommended by industry safety panelCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

Concern Reference
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 productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Considered safe based on assumption of low absorptionCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
1 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

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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