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Cyclohexasiloxane

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Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

● CYCLOHEXASILOXANE
● CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, DODECAMETHYL-
● DODECAMETHYL- CYCLOHEXASILOXANE
● DODECAMETHYLCYCLOHEXASILOXANE

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


Cyclohexasiloxane is a cyclic silicon-based polymer.

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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foundation188 products
concealer186 products
lipstick134 products
eye shadow72 products
CC cream51 products
facial moisturizer/treatment43 products
daily use with SPF38 products
makeup primer38 products
eye liner33 products
lip gloss28 products
moisturizer26 products
hair treatment/serum25 products
blush23 products
serums & essences20 products
recreational sunscreen20 products
bronzer/highlighter19 products
around-eye cream17 products
conditioner17 products
brow liner14 products
lip liner12 products
mask12 products
hair styling aide10 products
lip balm10 products
mascara7 products
styling mousse/foam6 products
lip balm with SPF6 products
hand cream5 products
shampoo5 products
anti-aging4 products
hair spray4 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
BB cream3 products
body oil3 products
2 products
detangler2 products
body firming lotion2 products
sunless tanning2 products
nail treatment2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
makeup removing wipes1 products
body cleansing wipes1 products
lip plumper1 products
eyelash glue1 products
foot cleansing1 products
body spray1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
nail polish1 products

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humansOpen scientific literature
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

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
40 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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