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Caprylyl Methicone

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Other Concerns

Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● 1,1,1,3,5,5,5-HEPTAMETHYL-3-OCTYLTRISILOXANE
● CAPRYLYL METHICONE

Restricted

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


Caprylyl Methicone is a siloxane polymer.

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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foundation273 products
daily use with SPF90 products
concealer80 products
lipstick75 products
CC cream63 products
recreational sunscreen57 products
eye liner42 products
blush31 products
26 products
bronzer/highlighter21 products
facial moisturizer/treatment21 products
eye shadow17 products
serums & essences13 products
lip liner13 products
hair treatment/serum12 products
brow liner10 products
BB cream9 products
around-eye cream8 products
makeup primer7 products
body oil6 products
hair styling aide6 products
moisturizer5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
lip gloss4 products
lip plumper4 products
conditioner3 products
mask3 products
lip balm3 products
foot moisturizer2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
hair spray2 products
sunless tanning2 products
hand cream2 products
anti-aging1 products
body art1 products
tanning oil1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
toothpaste1 products
body firming lotion1 products
shampoo1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any or allergenic effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any or allergenic effects at high dosesOpen scientific literature

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show endocrine disruption at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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

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)Open scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any effects at high doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)Open scientific literature

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be mutagenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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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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