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Cetyl Ethylhexanoate

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

● 2-ETHYL- HEXADECYL ESTER HEXANOIC ACID
● 2-ETHYLHEXANOIC ACID, HEXADECYL ESTER
● CETYL 2-ETHYLHEXANOATE
● CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE
● HEXADECYL 2-ETHYLHEXANOATE
● HEXADECYL 2-ETHYLHEXANOATE; HEXANOIC ACID, 2-ETHYL-, HEXADECYL ESTER
● HEXADECYL ESTER 2-ETHYLHEXANOIC ACID
● HEXADECYL ESTER HEXANOIC ACID, 2-ETHYL-
● HEXANOIC ACID, 2-ETHYL-, HEXADECYL ESTER
● HEXANOIC ACID, 2ETHYL, HEXADECYL ESTER

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Cetyl Ethylhexanoate is an ester of cetyl alcohol 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

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Products with this Ingredient

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concealer76 products
foundation61 products
mask54 products
facial moisturizer/treatment51 products
CC cream43 products
lipstick22 products
around-eye cream22 products
makeup remover21 products
blush20 products
facial cleanser19 products
serums & essences18 products
conditioner18 products
moisturizer15 products
bronzer/highlighter15 products
eye shadow15 products
eye liner9 products
daily use with SPF8 products
hand cream7 products
lip gloss5 products
body oil5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
anti-aging4 products
makeup removing wipes4 products
lip balm4 products
makeup primer3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
3 products
foot odor control3 products
setting powder/spray2 products
hair styling aide2 products
BB cream2 products
body firming lotion2 products
foot cleansing1 products
toners/astringents1 products
nail treatment1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
nail polish1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
pore strips1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
hair spray1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
lip liner1 products

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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