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Allantoin

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SYNONYMS

(2,5-DIOXO-4-IMIDAZOLIDINYL)- UREA, (2,5-DIOXO-4-IMIDAZOLIDINYL)UREA, 5-UREIDOHYDANTOIN, ALLANTOIN, GLYOXYLDIUREID, GLYOXYLDIUREIDE, GLYOXYLIC DIUREIDE, UREA, (2,5-DIOXO-4-IMIDAZOLIDINYL)-, and UREA, (2,5DIOXO4IMIDAZOLIDINYL)

Allantoin is a naturally ocurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning agent.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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mask399 products
facial moisturizer/treatment273 products
foundation225 products
moisturizer207 products
facial cleanser117 products
serums & essences117 products
daily use with SPF103 products
hand cream77 products
toners/astringents74 products
around-eye cream60 products
exfoliant/scrub58 products
eye shadow52 products
body wash/cleanser46 products
antiperspirant/deodorant45 products
shaving cream40 products
recreational sunscreen39 products
concealer35 products
anti-aging33 products
shampoo31 products
lipstick30 products
body firming lotion25 products
foot moisturizer24 products
liquid hand soap23 products
after shave22 products
baby lotion21 products
makeup remover19 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)17 products
conditioner17 products
hair treatment/serum17 products
eye liner15 products
makeup primer15 products
shaving cream (men's)13 products
eye makeup remover12 products
after sun product11 products
10 products
setting powder/spray10 products
baby soap9 products
foot cleansing9 products
bronzer/highlighter9 products
baby sunscreen8 products
beard care7 products
lip balm6 products
baby shampoo6 products
bubble bath6 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
body spray5 products
hair styling aide5 products
cuticle treatment4 products
muscle/joint soreness4 products
damaged skin treatment4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
pore strips4 products
bar soap3 products
oil controller3 products
sunless tanning3 products
lip plumper3 products
mascara3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
nail treatment2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
facial powder2 products
detangler2 products
body oil2 products
blush2 products
BB cream2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
foot odor control1 products
other eye makeup1 products
baby wipes1 products
body powder1 products
tanning oil1 products
CC cream1 products
glitter1 products
beard oil1 products

Data gaps

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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
1420 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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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