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Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

2-ETHYLHEXANOIC ACID, CETYL/STEARYL ESTER, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, CETEARYL OCTANOATE, CETOSTEARYL 2-ETHYL HEXANOATE, CETOSTEARYL OCTANOATE, CETYL/STEARYL 2-ETHYLHEXANOATE, and CETYL/STEARYL ESTER 2-ETHYLHEXANOIC ACID

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate is an ester of Cetearyl Alcohol (q.v.) and 2-ethylhexanoic acid.

Common concerns

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  • 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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lipstick69 products
foundation56 products
bronzer/highlighter49 products
blush36 products
concealer26 products
facial moisturizer/treatment22 products
eye shadow17 products
moisturizer15 products
serums & essences8 products
lip plumper8 products
setting powder/spray7 products
body oil6 products
facial powder6 products
around-eye cream5 products
CC cream5 products
anti-aging4 products
mask4 products
body firming lotion4 products
lip balm3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
hair styling aide3 products
makeup primer3 products
brow liner3 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
lip liner2 products
hair removal waxes1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
eye liner1 products
facial cleanser1 products
hand cream1 products
makeup remover1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
Insufficient data to determine safetyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
0 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
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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