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CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE

Score:

Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
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  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment95 products
moisturizer72 products
moisturizer with SPF66 products
around-eye cream28 products
hand cream23 products
conditioner22 products
serums & essences20 products
mask18 products
body firming lotion17 products
facial cleanser16 products
bronzer/highlighter13 products
exfoliant/scrub13 products
anti-aging12 products
beach & sport sunscreen11 products
hair color and bleaching10 products
baby lotion10 products
hair styling aide5 products
foundation4 products
makeup primer3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
sunless tanning3 products
BB cream3 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
after shave2 products
shampoo2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
diaper cream1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
beard care1 products
1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
baby shampoo1 products
makeup remover1 products
baby soap1 products
lip balm1 products
mascara1 products
after sun product1 products
vapor rubs1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
toners/astringents1 products
nail treatment1 products
shaving cream1 products
foot cleansing1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Human patch testing shows that incidence of alkyl glucoside-induced allergic dermatitis is relatively high.Bevin Bhoyrul, Lea Solman, Stephen Kirk, David Orton & Mark Wilkinson 2019. Patch testing with alkyl glucosides: Concomitant reactions are common but not ubiquitous. Contact dermatitis 80(5), 286-290.
A review of industry studies indicates alkyl polyglucosides are not dermal sensitizers.Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
A review of industry studies notes reduced prostate weight only at low doses in one animal study.Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Safe for use when formulated to be non-irritatingCosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-3106; Chemical_Name: CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE; ; ; Classification: QQQ02, QQQ53;

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 qualificationsIJT 32 (S3): 22-48, 2013

Cancer

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Concern Reference
A review of industry studies indicates alkyl polyglucosides are not mutagenic.Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
9 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Concern Reference
A review of industry studies indicates alkyl polyglucosides are not reproductive or developmental toxicants.Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.

Data Sources

  • Bevin Bhoyrul, Lea Solman, Stephen Kirk, David Orton & Mark Wilkinson 2019. Patch testing with alkyl glucosides: Concomitant reactions are common but not ubiquitous. Contact dermatitis 80(5), 286-290.
  • Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.
  • Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-3106; Chemical_Name: CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE; ; ; Classification: QQQ02, QQQ53;
  • IJT 32 (S3): 22-48, 2013
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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