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Tinosorb M

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate) and Ecotoxicology (low)

SYNONYMS

2,2'-METHYLENEBIS[4-(1,1,3,3-TETRAMETHYLBUTYL)-6-(2H-BENZOTRIAZOL-2-YL)PHENOL], BISOCTRIZOLER, MBBT, METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL, and TINOSORB M

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Not an approved active ingredient in the U.S., Tinosorb M may still be found in some cosmetic products. Few studies exist on this chemical. It is photostable and does not absorb through the skin.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment2 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Associated with immunotoxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
22 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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