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C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate

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Other Concerns

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

ALKYL (C12-C15) BENZOATE, ALKYL BENZOATE, BENZOIC ACID, C12-15 ALKYL ESTERS, BENZOIC ACID, C1215ALKYL ESTERS, C12-15 ALCOHOLS BENZOATE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, and C12-15 ALKYL ESTERS BENZOIC ACID

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


This ingredient is composed of benzoic acid and long-chain (C12-15) alcohols .

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation340 products
recreational sunscreen220 products
daily use with SPF170 products
lipstick98 products
antiperspirant/deodorant98 products
facial moisturizer/treatment89 products
moisturizer83 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)51 products
blush50 products
bronzer/highlighter48 products
hair treatment/serum48 products
baby sunscreen46 products
hair color and bleaching45 products
lip gloss43 products
eye liner31 products
30 products
hair styling aide28 products
CC cream26 products
around-eye cream24 products
lip balm20 products
concealer20 products
hair spray18 products
conditioner15 products
body firming lotion15 products
eye shadow14 products
serums & essences14 products
makeup primer14 products
hand cream12 products
mask12 products
lip balm with SPF11 products
exfoliant/scrub11 products
brow liner11 products
lip plumper10 products
lip liner9 products
facial cleanser9 products
BB cream9 products
styling gel/lotion8 products
shampoo8 products
sunless tanning6 products
tanning oil5 products
glitter4 products
anti-aging3 products
after shave3 products
facial powder3 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
fragrance for men2 products
fragrance for women1 products
after sun product1 products
beard oil1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
depilatory1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
baby soap1 products
detangler1 products
beard care1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
foot cleansing1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
shaving cream1 products
body oil1 products
oil controller1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
nail treatment1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more human case studies show equivocal any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any irritation at high dosesOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
10 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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