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  • Enhanced skin absorption and Use restrictions (moderate)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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recreational sunscreen128 products
daily use with SPF122 products
facial moisturizer/treatment95 products
lipstick67 products
moisturizer46 products
serums & essences43 products
foundation42 products
mask35 products
eye liner26 products
facial cleanser25 products
baby sunscreen24 products
around-eye cream20 products
antiperspirant/deodorant20 products
body firming lotion20 products
lip gloss19 products
shampoo18 products
17 products
conditioner13 products
mascara13 products
lip balm with SPF11 products
shaving cream10 products
body oil10 products
exfoliant/scrub10 products
BB cream10 products
anti-aging9 products
lip balm9 products
after shave9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)9 products
hand cream8 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
diaper cream7 products
eye shadow6 products
shaving cream (men's)5 products
damaged skin treatment5 products
makeup primer5 products
concealer4 products
toners/astringents4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
baby shampoo4 products
detangler4 products
baby lotion4 products
CC cream4 products
makeup remover3 products
toothpaste3 products
baby soap3 products
body spray3 products
lip plumper3 products
depilatory2 products
oil controller2 products
bar soap2 products
tanning oil2 products
beard oil2 products
hair styling aide2 products
hair spray2 products
eye makeup remover1 products
baby wipes1 products
foot odor control1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
facial powder1 products
bubble bath1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
mouthwash1 products
body powder1 products
sunless tanning1 products
setting powder/spray1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerIJT 18(S3):33-40, 1999

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

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 productIJT 18(S3):33-40, 1999
216 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List


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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyIJT 18(S3):33-40, 1999

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

Data Sources

  • IJT 18(S3):33-40, 1999
  • IFRA 1/2020
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

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


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