This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
According to the Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health, naturally occurring vitamin B12 exists in several forms and contains the mineral cobalt, so compounds with vitamin B12 activity are collectively called 'cobalamins'. Cyanocobalamin is a synthetic form of vitamin B12 most commonly found in dietary supplements and prescription medications. Once ingested, cyanocobalamin is converted in the body into active forms of Vitamin B12.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||17 products|
|serums & essences||8 products|
|facial cleanser||3 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|around-eye cream||2 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|body spray||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|other eye makeup||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|hair-loss treatment||1 products|
|facial cleansing wipes||1 products|
|30274 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|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|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
- 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.
- 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.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
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