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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, and 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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foundation150 products
recreational sunscreen140 products
daily use with SPF140 products
facial moisturizer/treatment130 products
serums & essences60 products
moisturizer48 products
mask38 products
facial cleanser32 products
baby sunscreen29 products
lipstick25 products
around-eye cream24 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)21 products
lip gloss17 products
shampoo17 products
antiperspirant/deodorant16 products
after shave16 products
16 products
lip balm15 products
exfoliant/scrub14 products
conditioner13 products
toners/astringents11 products
body firming lotion11 products
anti-aging10 products
concealer10 products
BB cream10 products
mascara10 products
lip balm with SPF10 products
hand cream9 products
makeup remover8 products
baby lotion8 products
shaving cream (men's)7 products
makeup primer7 products
lip liner6 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
lip plumper6 products
shaving cream5 products
body spray5 products
CC cream5 products
diaper cream4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
blush4 products
fragrance for men4 products
eye liner4 products
baby wipes3 products
body oil3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
hair removal waxes3 products
body powder3 products
oil controller2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
bar soap2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
sunless tanning2 products
hair spray2 products
glitter2 products
depilatory1 products
facial powder1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
toothpaste1 products
tanning oil1 products
bubble bath1 products
mouthwash1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
beard oil1 products
beard cleanser1 products
hair styling aide1 products
setting powder/spray1 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

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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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