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Cetearyl Glucoside

Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE and 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/treatment177 products
moisturizer103 products
daily use with SPF97 products
around-eye cream44 products
hand cream40 products
recreational sunscreen32 products
mask31 products
conditioner29 products
facial cleanser29 products
anti-aging21 products
exfoliant/scrub19 products
serums & essences18 products
baby lotion13 products
body firming lotion13 products
shampoo8 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
foot moisturizer6 products
hair styling aide6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant6 products
baby sunscreen5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
sunless tanning4 products
after sun product4 products
foundation4 products
makeup primer3 products
bronzer/highlighter3 products
shaving cream3 products
skin fading/lightener3 products
after shave3 products
cuticle treatment2 products
2 products
nail treatment2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
baby shampoo1 products
CC cream1 products
baby soap1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
makeup remover1 products
foot cleansing1 products
BB cream1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
mascara1 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
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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