Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Aluminum hydroxide, also known as hydrated alumina, is a form of aluminum used as a colorant.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|daily use with SPF||196 products|
|brow liner||138 products|
|lip gloss||137 products|
|CC cream||132 products|
|nail polish||110 products|
|BB cream||67 products|
|eye liner||63 products|
|eye shadow||50 products|
|recreational sunscreen||46 products|
|makeup primer||25 products|
|lip balm||16 products|
|lip liner||15 products|
|lip plumper||14 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||13 products|
|around-eye cream||10 products|
|facial powder||6 products|
|hair removal waxes||6 products|
|serums & essences||6 products|
|setting powder/spray||5 products|
|pore strips||5 products|
|other eye makeup||3 products|
|lip balm with SPF||3 products|
|nail glue||3 products|
|skin fading/lightener||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|bar soap||2 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|facial cleanser||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|body powder||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|eyelash glue||1 products|
|tooth whitening||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Limited evidence of any toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|4434 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- 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.
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