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TRIHEPTANOIN


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps

About TRIHEPTANOIN: Triheptanoin is a triester of glycerin and heptanoic acid.

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; Viscosity Increasing Agent - Nonaqueous; SKIN CONDITIONING; SURFACTANT; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

Synonym(s): 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL TRIHEPTANOATE; 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER HEPTANOIC ACID; GLYCERYL TRIHEPTANOATE; HEPTANOIC ACID, 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIYL TRISHEPTANOATE; HEPTANOIC ACID, 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER (9CI) ; HEPTANOIN, TRI- (6CI,7CI,8CI) ; TRIENANTHOIN; TRIHEPTANOIC GLYCERIDE; TRIHEPTYLIN; TRIOENANTHOIN

Enhanced skin absorption

Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
28 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.

About the ratings

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