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Carbomer

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SYNONYMS

CARBOMER, CARBOMER 934, CARBOMER 934 P, CARBOMER 941, CARBOPOL 910, and CARBOXYVINYLPOLYMER

Carbomer is a large polymeric chemical composed of acrylic acid monomers.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer616 products
mask433 products
facial moisturizer/treatment381 products
shampoo239 products
hand sanitizer224 products
serums & essences187 products
daily use with SPF130 products
styling gel/lotion124 products
hand cream119 products
around-eye cream107 products
hair styling aide97 products
exfoliant/scrub86 products
facial cleanser82 products
hair color and bleaching74 products
recreational sunscreen70 products
body firming lotion61 products
after sun product60 products
baby lotion60 products
toothpaste60 products
conditioner46 products
makeup primer45 products
eye shadow40 products
body wash/cleanser39 products
hair treatment/serum39 products
foundation37 products
CC cream34 products
makeup remover30 products
anti-aging26 products
bronzer/highlighter25 products
glitter24 products
foot moisturizer22 products
tooth whitening20 products
brow liner19 products
toners/astringents16 products
after shave14 products
body spray14 products
shaving cream13 products
lip plumper13 products
baby sunscreen12 products
liquid hand soap12 products
muscle/joint soreness9 products
beard care9 products
setting powder/spray9 products
mascara8 products
foot cleansing8 products
facial powder8 products
damaged skin treatment8 products
concealer7 products
hair spray6 products
eye makeup remover6 products
nail treatment6 products
6 products
skin fading/lightener5 products
blush5 products
foot odor control5 products
eye liner5 products
bar soap5 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
baby oil3 products
lipstick3 products
baby wipes3 products
body oil3 products
mouthwash3 products
lip balm2 products
depilatory2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
tanning oil2 products
sunless tanning2 products
BB cream2 products
eyelash glue2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
depilatory (men's)1 products
diaper cream1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
bubble bath1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
oil controller1 products
lip gloss1 products
nail polish1 products
polish remover1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products
nail glue1 products
detangler1 products
beard cleanser1 products
pore strips1 products
beard oil1 products

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
2245 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

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
  • 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.

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.

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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