Chlorophyllin Copper Complex
- †This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around the eyes due to increased risk of absorption.
- †This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use on lips due to increased risk of ingestion and absorption.
- †Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), and Ecotoxicology (low)
SYNONYMSCHLOROPHYL CU COMPLEX, CHLOROPHYLLIN, COPPER SODIUM COMPLEX, CHLOROPHYLLIN-COPPER COMPLEX, COPPER SODIUM CHLOROPHYLLIN, COPPER SODIUM COMPLEX CHLOROPHYLLIN, CUPRATE(3), [18CARBOXY20(CARBOXYMETHYL)8ETHENYL13ETHYL2,3DIHYDRO3,7,12,17TETRAMETHYL21H,23HPORPHINE2PROPANOATO(5)N21,N22,N23,N24], TRISODIUM, [SP42(2STRA*NS)], CUPRATE(3-), [(7S,8S)-3-CARBOXY-5-(CARBOXYMETHYL)-13-ETHENYL-18-ETHYL-7,8-DIHYDRO-2,8,12,17-TETRAMETHYL-21H,23H-PORPHINE-7-PROPANOATO(5-)-.KAPPA.N21,.KAPPA.N22,.KAPPA.N23,.KAPPA.N24]-, TRISODIUM, (SP-, NATURAL GREEN 3, POTASSIUM SODIUM COPPER CHLOROPHYLLIN, SODIUM COPPER CHLOROPHYLLIN, and TRISODIUM (2S-TRANS)-[18-CARBOXY-20-(CARBOXYMETHYL)-13-ETHYL-2,3-DIHYDRO-3,7,12,17-TETRAMETHYL-8-VINYL-21H,23H-PORPHINE-2-PROPIONATO(5-)-N21,N22,N23,N24]CUPRATE(3-)
Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex is obtained from chlorophyll by replacing the methyl and phytylester groups with alkali and replacing the magnesium with copper.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|bar soap||10 products|
|body wash/cleanser||10 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||8 products|
|facial cleanser||6 products|
|daily use with SPF||5 products|
|hair treatment/serum||3 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||2 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|recreational sunscreen||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|sunless tanning||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||Open scientific literature|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||Canada PBTs - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET)|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Limited evidence of respiratory toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|One or more animal studies show classified as toxic effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)||EPA Toxic Release Inventory PBTs|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color additive used in medical devices||FDA Color Additive Status|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color Additives - Exempt from Batch Certification by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|270 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- EC (Environment Canada). 1994. Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET). ARET substance list of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1999. Toxics Release Inventory Program. PBT Chemical Rule.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
- CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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