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Data: Fair

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  • Use restrictions (moderate)


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 women264 products
conditioner198 products
facial moisturizer/treatment186 products
moisturizer180 products
shampoo179 products
hair treatment/serum173 products
fragrance for men121 products
foundation117 products
hair styling aide108 products
body wash/cleanser86 products
styling gel/lotion79 products
body spray78 products
lipstick76 products
hand cream74 products
mask68 products
hair spray66 products
antiperspirant/deodorant66 products
serums & essences66 products
lip balm58 products
facial cleanser55 products
exfoliant/scrub44 products
hair color and bleaching38 products
toners/astringents38 products
body oil37 products
liquid hand soap37 products
bar soap36 products
daily use with SPF31 products
sunless tanning27 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)21 products
bath oil/salts/soak21 products
body firming lotion19 products
anti-aging18 products
makeup primer18 products
lip balm with SPF18 products
makeup remover16 products
styling mousse/foam16 products
around-eye cream14 products
lip gloss14 products
blush14 products
setting powder/spray12 products
detangler11 products
concealer11 products
hand sanitizer10 products
BB cream9 products
CC cream9 products
after shave8 products
8 products
skin fading/lightener7 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
foot moisturizer6 products
facial powder6 products
shaving cream6 products
nail treatment6 products
baby lotion6 products
body powder5 products
recreational sunscreen5 products
beard oil5 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
nail polish4 products
baby soap4 products
bubble bath4 products
lip plumper3 products
eye shadow3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
cuticle treatment2 products
after sun product2 products
depilatory2 products
mascara2 products
baby shampoo2 products
tanning oil2 products
glitter1 products
hair relaxer1 products
oil controller1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
eye liner1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
beard care1 products
brow liner1 products
beard cleanser1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Possible human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
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


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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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Concern Reference
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 gaps

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Concern Reference
412 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

Data Sources

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • 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.

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