- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsEnhanced 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: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Bisabolol is a scent ingredient naturally occurring in camomile.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|recreational sunscreen||140 products|
|daily use with SPF||140 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||130 products|
|serums & essences||60 products|
|facial cleanser||32 products|
|baby sunscreen||29 products|
|around-eye cream||24 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||21 products|
|lip gloss||17 products|
|after shave||16 products|
|lip balm||15 products|
|body firming lotion||11 products|
|BB cream||10 products|
|lip balm with SPF||10 products|
|hand cream||9 products|
|makeup remover||8 products|
|baby lotion||8 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||7 products|
|makeup primer||7 products|
|lip liner||6 products|
|hair treatment/serum||6 products|
|lip plumper||6 products|
|shaving cream||5 products|
|body spray||5 products|
|CC cream||5 products|
|diaper cream||4 products|
|body wash/cleanser||4 products|
|fragrance for men||4 products|
|eye liner||4 products|
|baby wipes||3 products|
|body oil||3 products|
|damaged skin treatment||3 products|
|hair removal waxes||3 products|
|body powder||3 products|
|oil controller||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||2 products|
|bar soap||2 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|sunless tanning||2 products|
|hair spray||2 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|beard oil||1 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|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|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|216 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment 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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