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Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

CELLULOSE, HEXADECYL 2-HYDROXYETHYL ETHER, CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, HEXADECYL 2-HYDROXYETHYL ETHER CELLULOSE, and HEXADECYL HYDROXYETHYL CELLULOSE

Restricted

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


Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose is an ether of Cetyl Alcohol (q.v.) and Hydroxyethylcellulose (q.v.).

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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shampoo9 products
conditioner7 products
around-eye cream6 products
moisturizer6 products
facial cleanser5 products
serums & essences5 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
daily use with SPF3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
hand cream3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
mask3 products
toners/astringents2 products
sunless tanning2 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
foundation1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
body firming lotion1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • 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

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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