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Data: Fair

Chlorphenesin

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

1,2-PROPANEDIOL, 3-(4-CHLOROPHENOXY)-, 3-(4-CHLOROPHENOXY)- 1,2-PROPANEDIOL, 3-(4-CHLOROPHENOXY)-1,2-PROPANEDIOL, CHLORPHENESIN, P-CHLOROPHENYL GLYCERYL ETHER, and PCHLOROPHENYLALPHAGLYCERYL ETHER (SAME AS CHLORPHENESIN)

Chlorphenesin is a synthetic preservative.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mask215 products
moisturizer180 products
facial moisturizer/treatment143 products
concealer134 products
recreational sunscreen132 products
daily use with SPF104 products
foundation99 products
serums & essences82 products
eye shadow79 products
shampoo56 products
exfoliant/scrub55 products
around-eye cream53 products
facial cleanser51 products
hand cream50 products
hair treatment/serum39 products
CC cream39 products
bronzer/highlighter39 products
conditioner37 products
body wash/cleanser36 products
mascara25 products
BB cream23 products
setting powder/spray22 products
blush21 products
toners/astringents19 products
body firming lotion16 products
facial powder15 products
baby sunscreen15 products
makeup remover15 products
glitter14 products
hair styling aide12 products
makeup primer12 products
anti-aging11 products
eye liner10 products
liquid hand soap10 products
styling gel/lotion9 products
foot moisturizer8 products
after shave6 products
bubble bath5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
detangler4 products
foot cleansing4 products
3 products
after sun product3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
eyelash glue3 products
sunless tanning3 products
bar soap3 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
diaper cream2 products
baby lotion2 products
oil controller2 products
foot odor control2 products
hair spray2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
hand sanitizer1 products
beard cleanser1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
lipstick1 products
tanning oil1 products
beard oil1 products
fragrance for men1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
shaving cream1 products
body spray1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
brow liner1 products
eye makeup remover1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - prohibited for use in some types of cosmeticsJapan's Standards for Cosmetics

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant or allergen - moderate evidenceOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any or allergenic effects at low dosesOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any irritant - moderate evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment 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
  • Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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Hazard score

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