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Data: Fair

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  • Use restrictions (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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fragrance for women242 products
facial moisturizer/treatment154 products
moisturizer154 products
fragrance for men127 products
lip balm90 products
hair treatment/serum81 products
conditioner78 products
lipstick77 products
serums & essences72 products
shampoo69 products
body spray67 products
hand cream63 products
hair styling aide59 products
facial cleanser55 products
antiperspirant/deodorant53 products
lip gloss43 products
mask42 products
liquid hand soap40 products
exfoliant/scrub39 products
body wash/cleanser36 products
lip balm with SPF33 products
body oil32 products
daily use with SPF31 products
bar soap28 products
styling gel/lotion27 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)27 products
hair spray25 products
sunless tanning18 products
toners/astringents17 products
foundation15 products
body firming lotion14 products
hand sanitizer14 products
styling mousse/foam11 products
bronzer/highlighter11 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
around-eye cream10 products
shaving cream10 products
makeup primer10 products
foot moisturizer9 products
makeup remover9 products
blush9 products
recreational sunscreen8 products
after shave7 products
bubble bath7 products
bath oil/salts/soak7 products
lip plumper7 products
beard oil6 products
facial powder5 products
4 products
anti-aging3 products
nail treatment3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
after sun product3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
detangler2 products
depilatory2 products
hair relaxer2 products
BB cream2 products
baby lotion2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
body powder2 products
beard care2 products
foot odor control1 products
tanning oil1 products
oil controller1 products
polish remover1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
baby oil1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
concealer1 products
toothpaste1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products
mascara1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy
Possible human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Classified as irritantCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Use restrictions

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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 allergensCosIng

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
740 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
  • 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 .
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

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