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Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate)

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Other Concerns

Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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

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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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lipstick446 products
foundation333 products
lip liner234 products
eye liner218 products
concealer155 products
facial moisturizer/treatment116 products
eye shadow110 products
brow liner105 products
mascara95 products
moisturizer76 products
lip gloss67 products
blush65 products
recreational sunscreen61 products
bronzer/highlighter55 products
lip balm with SPF51 products
lip balm50 products
daily use with SPF48 products
facial cleanser38 products
serums & essences37 products
CC cream36 products
facial powder33 products
around-eye cream29 products
shampoo27 products
mask26 products
body wash/cleanser24 products
exfoliant/scrub21 products
setting powder/spray20 products
hand cream20 products
conditioner18 products
makeup primer14 products
hand sanitizer11 products
sunless tanning11 products
shaving cream11 products
BB cream9 products
body oil9 products
hair treatment/serum9 products
body firming lotion6 products
shaving cream (men's)6 products
after shave5 products
tanning oil5 products
toners/astringents5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
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hair removal waxes4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
anti-aging4 products
skin fading/lightener4 products
lip plumper4 products
baby lotion3 products
nail treatment2 products
depilatory2 products
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baby shampoo2 products
nail polish2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
depilatory (men's)1 products
baby oil1 products
baby soap1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
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eyelash glue1 products
diaper cream1 products
beard cleanser1 products
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Biochemical or cellular level changes

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Produces excess reactive oxygen species that can interfere with cellular signaling, cause mutations, lead to cell death and may be implicated in cardiovascular disease.Open scientific literature

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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CONCERN REFERENCE
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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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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