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Bisabolol

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Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption and Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

● (R*,R*)-ALPHA,4-DIMETHYL-ALPHA-(4-METHYL-3-PENTENYL)CYCLOHEX-3-ENE-1-METHANOL
● .ALPHA.-BISABOLOL
● 1-METHYL-4-(1-HYDROXY-1,5,5-TRIMETHYL-4-PENTENYL) CYCLOHEX-1-ENE
● 3-CYCLOHEXENE-1-METHANOL, .ALPHA.,4-DIMETHYL-.ALPHA.-(4-METHYL-3-PENTENYL)-, (.ALPHA.R,1R)-REL-
● 3-CYCLOHEXENE-1-METHANOL,A ,4-DIMETHYL-A -(4-METHYL-3-PENTENYL)-
● A,4-DIMETHYL-A -(4-METHYL-3-PENTENYL)-3-CYCLOHEXENE-1-METHANOL
● ALPHA BISABOLOL
● BISABOLOL

Restricted

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


Bisabolol is a scent ingredient naturally occurring in camomile.

Common concerns

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  • 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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foundation185 products
facial moisturizer/treatment151 products
daily use with SPF148 products
recreational sunscreen141 products
serums & essences72 products
moisturizer49 products
lipstick46 products
mask39 products
facial cleanser35 products
exfoliant/scrub34 products
lip gloss29 products
around-eye cream27 products
baby sunscreen23 products
lip balm21 products
conditioner19 products
shampoo19 products
after shave15 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
toners/astringents14 products
lip liner13 products
makeup primer12 products
hair treatment/serum12 products
hand cream11 products
mascara10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)10 products
makeup remover9 products
concealer9 products
lip balm with SPF9 products
anti-aging8 products
shaving cream8 products
shaving cream (men's)8 products
baby lotion8 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
hair removal waxes7 products
eye liner7 products
diaper cream6 products
damaged skin treatment6 products
BB cream6 products
baby wipes5 products
hair styling aide5 products
lip plumper5 products
baby shampoo4 products
blush4 products
fragrance for men4 products
body powder4 products
body oil3 products
baby soap3 products
after sun product3 products
detangler3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
sunless tanning3 products
bar soap2 products
body firming lotion2 products
body spray2 products
nail polish2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
glitter2 products
depilatory1 products
oil controller1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
bubble bath1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
mouthwash1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
CC cream1 products
brow liner1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
beard cleanser1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards

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 productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
216 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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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
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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