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Other ConcernsPersistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)
SYNONYMSCYCLOHEXASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, DODECAMETHYL-, DODECAMETHYL- CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, and DODECAMETHYLCYCLOHEXASILOXANE
Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient
Cyclohexasiloxane is a cyclic silicon-based polymer.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|eye shadow||77 products|
|CC cream||72 products|
|daily use with SPF||68 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||48 products|
|makeup primer||39 products|
|eye liner||30 products|
|lip gloss||29 products|
|serums & essences||27 products|
|brow liner||24 products|
|hair treatment/serum||23 products|
|around-eye cream||23 products|
|recreational sunscreen||23 products|
|lip liner||13 products|
|lip balm||11 products|
|hair styling aide||9 products|
|lip balm with SPF||9 products|
|styling mousse/foam||8 products|
|BB cream||5 products|
|hair spray||5 products|
|sunless tanning||5 products|
|hand cream||4 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||2 products|
|body oil||2 products|
|nail treatment||2 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|nail polish||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|eye makeup remover||1 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humans||Open scientific literature|
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||Canada PBTs - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET)|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|40 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- EC (Environment Canada). 1994. Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET). ARET substance list of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals.
- 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. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
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