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GLYCERYL ARACHIDONATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs); Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps

About GLYCERYL ARACHIDONATE: Glyceryl Arachidonate is a monoester of glycerin and arachidonic acid.

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient; EMULSIFYING

Synoym(s): 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL 5,8,11,14-EICOSATETRAENOATE; 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER- 5,8,11,14-EICOSATETRAENOIC ACID; 5,8,11,14-EICOSATETRAENOIC ACID, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER-; ARACHIDONIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL; GLYCERYL MONOARACHIDONATE; MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL ARACHIDONIC ACID

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Human irritant - strong evidence (only for products for use around the eyes, on the skin, or may be aerosolized (airborne))Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Enhanced skin absorption

Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Insufficient data to determine safetyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
7 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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