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Data: Limited

Cetearyl Glucoside

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
● CETEARYL POLYGLUCOSE

Restricted

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


Cetearyl glucoside is a surfactant and emulsifier produced from natural or synthetic ingredients.

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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facial moisturizer/treatment192 products
moisturizer120 products
daily use with SPF69 products
around-eye cream56 products
hand cream51 products
antiperspirant/deodorant35 products
mask32 products
recreational sunscreen32 products
facial cleanser29 products
serums & essences23 products
anti-aging17 products
exfoliant/scrub16 products
conditioner15 products
body firming lotion9 products
hair styling aide9 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
baby lotion7 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
foundation6 products
shampoo6 products
sunless tanning5 products
5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
after sun product4 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
skin fading/lightener3 products
lip balm2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
makeup remover2 products
shaving cream2 products
nail treatment2 products
makeup primer2 products
after shave2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
beard care1 products
exfoliant/scrub - large particle1 products
baby shampoo1 products
mascara1 products
detangler1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
blush1 products
eye liner1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more human case studies show possible any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature
Not likely to be a any toxicant or allergenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any disruptionOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature
Not likely to be a any toxicant in humansOpen 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
9 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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

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.

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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