Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
About OCTOXYNOL-3: Octoxynol-3 is an ethoxylated alkyl phenol.
Function(s): Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent
Synonym(s): 2- [2- [2- (OCTYLPHENOXY) ETHOXY] ETHOXY] - ETHANOL; 2- [2- [2- (OCTYLPHENOXY) ETHOXY] ETHOXY] ETHANOL; ETHANOL, 2- [2- [2- (OCTYLPHENOXY) ETHOXY] ETHOXY] -; PEG-3 OCTYL PHENYL ETHER; POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (3) OCTYL PHENYL ETHER; POLYOXYETHYLENE (3) OCTYL PHENYL ETHER; TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL OCTYLPHENYL ETHER
|Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidence||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Product type restrictions or differences noted in safety assessment by industry panel||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|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Human irritant - strong evidence (only for products for use around the eyes, on the skin, or may be aerosolized (airborne))||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Safety assessment was based on related chemical||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|1 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. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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