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Unilever

Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by Unilever

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE3 productsMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)2 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
BHT3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
ETHYLENE GLYCOL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Contamination concerns (ETHOXYETHANOL, METHOXYETHANOL)
Data: Fair
LACTIC ACID1 productsUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
OCTISALATE3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL5 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATE5 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE4 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-202 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE5 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ENSULIZOLE3 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Cancer
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE3 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN5 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
AVOBENZONE3 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYSILICONE-112 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
STEARAMIDE AMP3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
STEARATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SILK AMINO ACIDS2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CETYL DIMETHICONE2 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
XANTHAN GUM5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BIOTIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOL2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE5 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL STEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL4 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM STEARATE1 productsEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: None
ISOCETYL STEARATE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps
Data: None
DISODIUM EDTA5 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACID3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
WATER5 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this company. The company may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this company that have used the ingredient.



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