SYNONYMS1,3-HEXADECANEDIOL, 2-HEXADECANAMIDE, 1-STEAROYL-C18-SPHINGOSINE, 2-HEXADECANAMIDE 1,3-HEXADECANEDIOL, CERAMIDE 2, CERAMIDE NG, and PALMITOYL-C16-DIHYDROSPHINGOSINE
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Ceramide 2 is a synthetic N-acylated sphingoid having the erythro structure.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||30 products|
|lip gloss||18 products|
|hair color and bleaching||16 products|
|daily use with SPF||12 products|
|hair treatment/serum||11 products|
|around-eye cream||9 products|
|lip plumper||9 products|
|serums & essences||7 products|
|facial cleanser||6 products|
|hair styling aide||5 products|
|lip balm||4 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|makeup primer||2 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|recreational sunscreen||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
|61 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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