Menu Close Menu




Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

Expand content Collapse content
nail polish304 products
lipstick110 products
body wash/cleanser97 products
lip gloss83 products
facial cleanser77 products
mascara76 products
shampoo75 products
eye liner69 products
foundation65 products
eye shadow62 products
glitter37 products
exfoliant/scrub33 products
bronzer/highlighter32 products
recreational sunscreen32 products
mask24 products
concealer20 products
hair spray18 products
tooth whitening18 products
hair color and bleaching17 products
brow liner14 products
facial moisturizer/treatment12 products
conditioner12 products
hair styling aide12 products
blush11 products
lip liner10 products
daily use with SPF9 products
makeup primer8 products
styling gel/lotion7 products
body firming lotion6 products
baby shampoo6 products
6 products
styling mousse/foam5 products
lip balm5 products
beard cleanser5 products
anti-aging4 products
bubble bath4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
nail treatment4 products
other eye makeup4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
around-eye cream3 products
liquid hand soap3 products
facial powder3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
serums & essences3 products
moisturizer2 products
baby soap2 products
shaving cream2 products
eyelash glue2 products
depilatory1 products
oil controller1 products
makeup remover1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
beard care1 products

Contamination concerns

Expand content Collapse content

Use restrictions

Expand content Collapse content
Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsIJT 21(S3):1-50, 2002

Data gaps

Expand content Collapse content
Concern Reference
Considered safe based on assumption of low absorptionIJT 21(S3):1-50, 2002
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


Expand content Collapse content
Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyIJT 21(S3):1-50, 2002

Data Sources

  • IJT 21(S3):1-50, 2002
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.


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


Beyond providing Skin Deep® as an educational tool for consumers, EWG offers its EWG VERIFIED™ mark as a quick and easily identifiable way of conveying personal care products that meet EWG's strict health criteria. Before a company can use EWG VERIFIED™ on such products, the company must show that it fully discloses the products' ingredients on their labels or packaging, they do not contain EWG ingredients of concern, and are made with good manufacturing practices, among other criteria. Note that EWG receives licensing fees from all EWG VERIFIED™ member companies that help to support the important work we do. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer