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Cyclohexasiloxane

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Other Concerns

Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)

SYNONYMS

CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, DODECAMETHYL-, DODECAMETHYL- CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, and DODECAMETHYLCYCLOHEXASILOXANE

Cyclohexasiloxane is a cyclic silicon-based polymer.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation234 products
concealer177 products
daily use with SPF78 products
lipstick74 products
CC cream68 products
eye shadow66 products
makeup primer41 products
facial moisturizer/treatment37 products
mask28 products
lip gloss27 products
brow liner25 products
hair treatment/serum25 products
moisturizer25 products
eye liner23 products
blush22 products
serums & essences21 products
recreational sunscreen21 products
conditioner16 products
around-eye cream15 products
BB cream13 products
bronzer/highlighter13 products
lip balm11 products
mascara10 products
9 products
hair styling aide9 products
lip balm with SPF9 products
anti-aging7 products
lip liner7 products
hair spray6 products
eye makeup remover5 products
styling mousse/foam5 products
sunless tanning5 products
detangler4 products
hand cream4 products
body firming lotion3 products
makeup remover3 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
body oil2 products
facial powder2 products
shampoo2 products
toners/astringents2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
setting powder/spray1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
after shave1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
facial cleanser1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
fragrance for men1 products

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeCanada PBTs - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET)

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
40 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
  • 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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