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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
● 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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lipstick280 products
eye liner175 products
lip liner162 products
concealer147 products
facial moisturizer/treatment132 products
foundation125 products
mascara94 products
brow liner93 products
lip gloss81 products
moisturizer69 products
lip balm65 products
daily use with SPF61 products
blush60 products
bronzer/highlighter55 products
eye shadow53 products
recreational sunscreen52 products
around-eye cream43 products
serums & essences43 products
facial cleanser42 products
CC cream41 products
shampoo31 products
lip balm with SPF30 products
mask26 products
hand cream24 products
body wash/cleanser23 products
conditioner20 products
exfoliant/scrub18 products
setting powder/spray17 products
makeup primer15 products
facial powder14 products
shaving cream12 products
body oil12 products
hair color and bleaching10 products
BB cream8 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
anti-aging7 products
sunless tanning7 products
baby lotion6 products
toners/astringents6 products
hair removal waxes6 products
body firming lotion5 products
lip plumper5 products
shaving cream (men's)5 products
tanning oil5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
after shave4 products
after sun product3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
3 products
hair styling aide3 products
baby shampoo3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
baby soap2 products
beard cleanser2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
nail treatment1 products
body powder1 products
nail polish1 products
hair spray1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
diaper cream1 products
makeup remover1 products
depilatory1 products
baby oil1 products
bar soap1 products
eyelash glue1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
fragrance for men1 products
fragrance for women1 products

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

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
  • 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) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.

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