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Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate)

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SYNONYMS

6-HEXADECANOATE L-ASCORBIC ACID, 6-O-PALMITOYLASCORBIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID PALMITATE, ASCORBIC PALMITATE, ASCORBYL 6-PALMITATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE), ASCORBYLAPALMITIC ACID, L-ASCORBIC ACID, 6-HEXADECANOATE, LASCORBIC ACID, 6HEXADECANOATE, and PALMITOYL L-ASCORBIC ACID

Ascorbyl Palmitate is a compound composed of of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and palmitic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick425 products
foundation329 products
lip liner238 products
eye liner191 products
concealer153 products
brow liner110 products
eye shadow104 products
facial moisturizer/treatment103 products
mascara81 products
moisturizer74 products
lip gloss69 products
recreational sunscreen60 products
blush59 products
bronzer/highlighter58 products
lip balm51 products
lip balm with SPF49 products
facial cleanser47 products
daily use with SPF43 products
serums & essences35 products
CC cream33 products
facial powder31 products
shampoo29 products
mask27 products
body wash/cleanser26 products
around-eye cream26 products
exfoliant/scrub24 products
hand cream20 products
conditioner17 products
setting powder/spray16 products
sunless tanning12 products
shaving cream11 products
hand sanitizer11 products
makeup primer10 products
BB cream9 products
hair treatment/serum9 products
body oil8 products
shaving cream (men's)6 products
toners/astringents6 products
tanning oil5 products
anti-aging5 products
liquid hand soap5 products
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body firming lotion5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
lip plumper4 products
skin fading/lightener4 products
baby lotion3 products
baby shampoo3 products
depilatory2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
baby soap2 products
body powder2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
nail treatment2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
nail polish2 products
baby oil1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
depilatory (men's)1 products
beard cleanser1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
oil controller1 products
after sun product1 products
after shave1 products
diaper cream1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
219 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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