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Data: Limited

Coconut Acid

Other Concerns

Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

● ACIDS, COCONUT
● COCO FATTY ACID
● COCONUT ACID
● COCONUT ACIDS
● COCONUT FATTY ACID
● COCONUT FATTY ACIDS
● COCONUT OIL ACIDS
● COCONUT OIL FATTY ACIDS
● COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) ACID
● FATTY ACIDS, COCO

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Coconut Acid is a mixture of fatty acids derived from Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (q.v.).

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo108 products
bar soap76 products
body wash/cleanser47 products
facial cleanser40 products
conditioner11 products
shaving cream10 products
eye liner9 products
liquid hand soap7 products
bubble bath6 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
baby shampoo6 products
mask5 products
baby soap4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
setting powder/spray3 products
beard cleanser3 products
makeup primer3 products
serums & essences2 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
foundation1 products
makeup remover1 products
around-eye cream1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
facial powder1 products
moisturizer1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
11 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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