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Data: Fair

Collagen

Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

SYNONYMS

COLLAGEN, COLLAGEN FIBER, COLLAGEN SHEET, COLLAGENS, FREEZE-DRIED COLLAGEN SHEET, and OSSEIN; OSSEIN; OSSEINE; OSSEINE

Collagen is a protein found in cartilage and other connective tissues; it is listed in the PETA's Caring Consumer guide as an animal-sourced ingredient.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mask25 products
serums & essences14 products
moisturizer12 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
foundation8 products
lipstick7 products
mascara7 products
around-eye cream6 products
lip gloss6 products
anti-aging6 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
conditioner3 products
body firming lotion3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
shampoo2 products
facial cleanser2 products
makeup primer1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
hand cream1 products
body oil1 products
hair styling aide1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
lip plumper1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
concealer1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Potential risk of infectious disease - anyFDA Ingredients with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Concern

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
154286 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

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
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2000. FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Cosmetics Compliance Program. Domestic Cosmetics Program. Coverage of Bovine-Derived Ingredients for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). Issued July 31, 2000.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.

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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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