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Caprylyl Glycol

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SYNONYMS

● 1,2-DIHYDROXYOCTANE
● 1,2-OCTANEDIOL
● 1,2-OCTYLENE GLYCOL
● 1,2OCTANEDIOL
● CAPRYL GLYCOL
● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
● OCTANE-1,2-DIOL

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


Caprylyl glycol (1,2-octanediol) is used as a skin conditioning agent; has some antimicrobial activity.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer429 products
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recreational sunscreen360 products
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exfoliant/scrub173 products
CC cream153 products
facial powder142 products
body wash/cleanser134 products
makeup primer133 products
setting powder/spray126 products
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hand cream96 products
lip balm96 products
toners/astringents91 products
liquid hand soap71 products
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fragrance for women7 products
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hair removal waxes4 products
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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
26 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment 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 - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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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