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Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low)
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.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||46 products|
|CC cream||43 products|
|makeup remover||30 products|
|serums & essences||20 products|
|around-eye cream||20 products|
|lip gloss||20 products|
|facial cleanser||20 products|
|eye shadow||17 products|
|daily use with SPF||11 products|
|lip balm||9 products|
|eye liner||9 products|
|hand cream||8 products|
|makeup primer||7 products|
|eye makeup remover||6 products|
|BB cream||5 products|
|body oil||5 products|
|setting powder/spray||5 products|
|foot moisturizer||4 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|makeup removing wipes||2 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|nail treatment||2 products|
|foot odor control||2 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment 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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