- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
SYNONYMS2-PROPENAL, 3-PHENYL-, 2PROPENAL, 3PHENYL, 3-PHENYL- 2-PROPENAL, 3-PHENYL-2-PROPENAL, CINNAMAL, CINNAMALDEHYDE, CINNAMIC ALDEHYDE, and CINNAMYL ALDEHYDE
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Cinnamal is an aromatic aldehyde.
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HIGHAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|fragrance for women||42 products|
|lip gloss||31 products|
|fragrance for men||27 products|
|hair treatment/serum||10 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||10 products|
|lip balm||9 products|
|hand cream||6 products|
|hair styling aide||5 products|
|bar soap||3 products|
|serums & essences||3 products|
|lip plumper||3 products|
|body spray||3 products|
|body oil||3 products|
|body wash/cleanser||2 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|around-eye cream||2 products|
|liquid hand soap||2 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|facial cleanser||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
|Known human immune system toxicant or allergen||SCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy|
|Human skin immune toxicant or allergen - strong evidence||National Library of Medicine HazMap|
|Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
|Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)||International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards|
|Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergens||CosIng|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of sense organ toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||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|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|1104 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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