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Bismuth Oxychloride

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SYNONYMS

BASIC BISMUTH CHLORIDE, BISMUTH CHLORIDE OXIDE, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, BISMUTH SUBCHLORIDE, BISMUTHINE, CHLOROOXO, BISMUTHINE, CHLOROOXO-, BISMUTHYL CHLORIDE, CHLORBISMOL, CHLOROOXO- BISMUTHINE, CHLOROOXOBISMUTHINE, CI 77163, PEARL SUPER SUPREME, PEARL SUPREME, PEARL WHITE, and PIGMENT WHITE 14

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Bismuth oxychloride is a naturally ocurring mineral used as a makeup colorant that provides an iridescent (shiny) effect.

Common concerns

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

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Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick349 products
eye shadow283 products
foundation239 products
concealer173 products
brow liner155 products
lip gloss139 products
blush115 products
bronzer/highlighter111 products
eye liner105 products
nail polish77 products
lip liner49 products
facial powder39 products
setting powder/spray35 products
lip balm30 products
25 products
mascara22 products
around-eye cream21 products
makeup primer16 products
body oil15 products
recreational sunscreen13 products
daily use with SPF9 products
lip plumper6 products
BB cream6 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
shampoo5 products
mask4 products
glitter4 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
anti-aging3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
serums & essences1 products
hair styling aide1 products
oil controller1 products
nail glue1 products
eyelash glue1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
moisturizer1 products

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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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 bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmeticsFDA Color Additive Status
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color Additives - Exempt from Batch Certification by the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
36 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
  • CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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