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TOCOPHERYL NICOTINATE

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

About TOCOPHERYL NICOTINATE: Tocopheryl Nicotinate is an ester of Tocopherol (q.v.) and nicotinic acid.

Function(s): Antioxidant; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; SKIN CONDITIONING; SKIN PROTECTING

Synonym(s): 2,5,7,8-TETRAMETHYL-2- (4,8,12-TRIMETHYLTRIDECYL) -6-CHROMANYL ESTER NICOTINIC ACID; 3-PYRIDINECARBOXYLIC ACID,; D-ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL NICOTINATE; DL-A -TOCOPHERYL NICOTINATE; DL-ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL NICOTINATE; NICOTINIC ACID, 2,5,7,8-TETRAMETHYL-2- (4,8,12-TRIMETHYLTRIDECYL) -6-CHROMANYL ESTER; VITAMIN E NICOTINATE

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
57 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
HYDROQUINONE
Data: Fair

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.

About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer