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Data: Limited

Acrylates Copolymer

  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products that may not meet industry safety guidelines or U.S. and international government requirements and may have contamination concerns from toxic impurities. The score will be lower if used in products that do meet these safety guidelines and requirements and EWG’s contamination restrictions.

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

● ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
● ACRYLIC/ACRYLATE COPOLYMER
● ACRYLIC/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Acrylates copolymer is composed of acrylic acid and methacrylic acid building blocks.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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nail polish719 products
shampoo179 products
lipstick151 products
body wash/cleanser148 products
mascara118 products
facial cleanser107 products
eye liner92 products
foundation89 products
eye shadow78 products
brow liner77 products
liquid hand soap54 products
hair spray50 products
lip gloss36 products
glitter35 products
tooth whitening34 products
hair styling aide29 products
nail glue28 products
exfoliant/scrub27 products
conditioner24 products
hair color and bleaching22 products
eyelash glue21 products
styling gel/lotion19 products
nail treatment17 products
facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
mask14 products
daily use with SPF13 products
concealer11 products
styling mousse/foam11 products
makeup primer10 products
blush10 products
10 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
recreational sunscreen8 products
around-eye cream7 products
anti-aging7 products
shaving cream7 products
depilatory5 products
bronzer/highlighter5 products
serums & essences4 products
CC cream4 products
moisturizer3 products
bubble bath3 products
facial powder3 products
hand cream3 products
hand sanitizer3 products
beard cleanser3 products
body firming lotion2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
makeup remover2 products
fragrance for women2 products
after sun product2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
baby soap1 products
fragrance for men1 products
other eye makeup1 products
baby shampoo1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
lip plumper1 products
pore strips1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
beard care1 products

Contamination concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Considered safe based on assumption of low absorptionCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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