This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Arginine is a naturally occurring amino acid.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||134 products|
|serums & essences||90 products|
|hair treatment/serum||60 products|
|facial cleanser||48 products|
|around-eye cream||38 products|
|body wash/cleanser||23 products|
|eye shadow||21 products|
|hair styling aide||16 products|
|hand cream||15 products|
|makeup primer||11 products|
|recreational sunscreen||11 products|
|nail treatment||7 products|
|brow liner||6 products|
|styling gel/lotion||5 products|
|liquid hand soap||5 products|
|hair color and bleaching||5 products|
|daily use with SPF||5 products|
|makeup remover||5 products|
|foot cleansing||5 products|
|foot moisturizer||5 products|
|body spray||4 products|
|setting powder/spray||4 products|
|baby lotion||4 products|
|hair spray||4 products|
|hair-loss treatment||4 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|other eye makeup||3 products|
|skin fading/lightener||3 products|
|baby sunscreen||2 products|
|styling mousse/foam||2 products|
|after shave||2 products|
|baby wipes||2 products|
|eye liner||2 products|
|after sun product||2 products|
|bar soap||2 products|
|foot odor control||2 products|
|baby toothpaste||1 products|
|lip plumper||1 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|nail polish||1 products|
|diaper cream||1 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|95869 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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