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Data: Limited

C13 14 Isoparaffin

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

SYNONYMS

● ALKANES, C13-14-ISO-
● C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN
● C13-14-ISO- ALKANES
● ISOALKANES

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


C13-14 Isoparaffin is a mixture of hydrocarbons (mineral oils) derived from petroleum.

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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facial moisturizer/treatment114 products
brow liner47 products
eye shadow47 products
serums & essences34 products
bronzer/highlighter32 products
moisturizer32 products
hair treatment/serum29 products
daily use with SPF26 products
around-eye cream25 products
hair styling aide23 products
mask20 products
styling gel/lotion13 products
makeup primer11 products
hand cream10 products
anti-aging9 products
sunless tanning8 products
body firming lotion7 products
facial cleanser6 products
blush4 products
concealer4 products
after shave4 products
conditioner4 products
BB cream3 products
foundation3 products
facial powder3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
3 products
hair spray3 products
hair removal waxes2 products
tanning oil2 products
body oil2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
pore strips1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
shaving cream1 products
toners/astringents1 products
baby oil1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
setting powder/spray1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)EPA Categorized List of Inert Pesticide Ingredients

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
28 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1987 & 2005. Office of Pesticide Programs. Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients in Pesticide Products - Categorized List of Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients.
  • 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

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