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CETYL PALMITATE

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Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
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  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment58 products
moisturizer48 products
makeup remover36 products
eye liner31 products
facial cleanser25 products
recreational sunscreen22 products
foundation14 products
mask14 products
daily use with SPF13 products
hand cream13 products
hair treatment/serum12 products
bronzer/highlighter12 products
mascara11 products
around-eye cream10 products
eye shadow10 products
lip balm10 products
conditioner10 products
body firming lotion6 products
lip liner6 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
baby lotion6 products
nail treatment6 products
lip balm with SPF5 products
BB cream5 products
baby wipes5 products
brow liner4 products
blush4 products
serums & essences4 products
after sun product3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
concealer3 products
lipstick3 products
anti-aging3 products
makeup primer2 products
2 products
hair styling aide2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
body spray1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
facial powder1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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

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
74 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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

Data Sources

  • 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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