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Data: Fair

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  • Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Ecotoxicology (low), and Occupational hazards (high)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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lip gloss147 products
fragrance for women138 products
lipstick133 products
moisturizer110 products
conditioner103 products
shampoo86 products
hair treatment/serum77 products
hair styling aide71 products
foundation67 products
lip balm52 products
mask49 products
fragrance for men48 products
facial moisturizer/treatment41 products
styling gel/lotion32 products
hair spray31 products
exfoliant/scrub30 products
lip plumper28 products
hair color and bleaching26 products
hand cream26 products
body wash/cleanser26 products
antiperspirant/deodorant24 products
body spray23 products
facial cleanser21 products
serums & essences21 products
liquid hand soap18 products
body oil16 products
bronzer/highlighter16 products
setting powder/spray14 products
concealer13 products
bath oil/salts/soak12 products
body firming lotion11 products
sunless tanning10 products
bubble bath10 products
eye shadow10 products
bar soap9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)9 products
styling mousse/foam8 products
makeup primer8 products
shaving cream8 products
toners/astringents8 products
detangler8 products
daily use with SPF7 products
polish remover6 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
cuticle treatment5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
5 products
hand sanitizer5 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
around-eye cream4 products
after shave3 products
baby lotion3 products
nail treatment3 products
after sun product3 products
depilatory3 products
BB cream3 products
anti-aging2 products
body powder2 products
blush2 products
makeup remover2 products
hair relaxer2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
beard oil2 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
diaper cream1 products
nail polish1 products
baby shampoo1 products
foot cleansing1 products
baby oil1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
tanning oil1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
glitter1 products
beard care1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Possible human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy

Occupational hazards

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Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low dosesCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Use restrictions

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Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Endocrine disruption

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Associated with endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature


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Wildlife and environmental toxicityCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List


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

Data Sources

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
  • CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at .
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.

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