Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low), Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient
Behentrimonium is a quaternary ammonium salt.
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HIGHAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|hair treatment/serum||113 products|
|hair styling aide||57 products|
|bar soap||32 products|
|styling gel/lotion||18 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||14 products|
|facial cleanser||9 products|
|baby lotion||8 products|
|serums & essences||7 products|
|hand cream||7 products|
|hair color and bleaching||6 products|
|beard care||5 products|
|shaving cream||4 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||3 products|
|hair spray||2 products|
|around-eye cream||2 products|
|sunless tanning||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
|Known human any toxicant or allergen||Open scientific literature|
|Possible human any toxicant or allergen||Open scientific literature|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Possible human any toxicant||Open scientific literature|
|One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells demonstrate neurotoxicity||Open scientific literature|
|One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate doses||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Associated with endocrine disruption||Open scientific literature|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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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