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BENZYL SALICYLATE

Score:

Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (moderate) and Endocrine disruption (low)

Cancer

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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shampoo136 products
conditioner119 products
fragrance for women105 products
hair treatment/serum80 products
foundation57 products
body wash/cleanser52 products
hair styling aide52 products
facial moisturizer/treatment50 products
moisturizer48 products
fragrance for men42 products
lipstick41 products
hair spray40 products
styling gel/lotion32 products
daily use with SPF30 products
concealer28 products
facial cleanser26 products
liquid hand soap24 products
body firming lotion23 products
serums & essences22 products
antiperspirant/deodorant21 products
hand cream20 products
bronzer/highlighter18 products
lip balm17 products
mask17 products
body spray16 products
bar soap14 products
exfoliant/scrub14 products
body oil12 products
lip gloss11 products
blush10 products
hair color and bleaching10 products
bath oil/salts/soak10 products
facial powder9 products
lip liner9 products
sunless tanning8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)7 products
detangler7 products
styling mousse/foam6 products
6 products
lip plumper5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
makeup primer5 products
toners/astringents4 products
shaving cream4 products
CC cream4 products
bubble bath4 products
diaper cream3 products
after shave3 products
around-eye cream3 products
baby lotion3 products
nail treatment2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
foot cleansing2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
hair relaxer2 products
body powder2 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
anti-aging1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
BB cream1 products
polish remover1 products
after sun product1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
Human [[system]] toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2018. Safer Chemical Ingredients List (2018-02-28). Appears as: CAS: 118-58-1; List Name: Benzyl salicylate; TSCA Chemical Name: Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, phenylmethyl ester
Limited evidence of [[system]] toxicity or allergiesEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Benzyl salicylate; benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoate; -; 2-hydroxybenzoic acid phenylmethyl ester; Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, phenylmethyl ester; benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoaat; Benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoate; Benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoateBenzyl salicylate; BENZYL SALICILATE; B; cas_numbers: 118-58-1

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)IFRA 1/2020
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
Benzyl salicylate demonstrated estrogenic activity by increasing the proliferation of breast cancer cells in vitro.Charles AK, Darbre PD 2009. Oestrogenic activity of benzyl salicylate, benzyl benzoate and butylphenylmethylpropional (Lilial) in MCF7 human breast cancer cells in vitro. J Appl Toxicol. 29(5): 422-34.

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
49 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 Everything Added to Food

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

Data Sources

  • SCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2018. Safer Chemical Ingredients List (2018-02-28). Appears as: CAS: 118-58-1; List Name: Benzyl salicylate; TSCA Chemical Name: Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, phenylmethyl ester
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Benzyl salicylate; benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoate; -; 2-hydroxybenzoic acid phenylmethyl ester; Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, phenylmethyl ester; benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoaat; Benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoate; Benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoateBenzyl salicylate; BENZYL SALICILATE; B; cas_numbers: 118-58-1
  • IFRA 1/2020
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
  • Charles AK, Darbre PD 2009. Oestrogenic activity of benzyl salicylate, benzyl benzoate and butylphenylmethylpropional (Lilial) in MCF7 human breast cancer cells in vitro. J Appl Toxicol. 29(5): 422-34.
  • 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. 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.

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