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CYCLOMETHICONE

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation96 products
lipstick56 products
eye liner34 products
daily use with SPF25 products
hair treatment/serum20 products
moisturizer19 products
facial moisturizer/treatment16 products
antiperspirant/deodorant15 products
bronzer/highlighter15 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)14 products
brow liner14 products
eye shadow13 products
makeup primer9 products
serums & essences9 products
CC cream8 products
BB cream7 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
blush6 products
body firming lotion6 products
conditioner4 products
around-eye cream4 products
shampoo4 products
hair styling aide3 products
hair spray3 products
makeup remover3 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
baby sunscreen1 products
mascara1 products
mask1 products
diaper cream1 products
hand cream1 products
concealer1 products
facial powder1 products
toners/astringents1 products
facial cleanser1 products
sunless tanning1 products
anti-aging1 products
foot moisturizer1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerOpen scientific literature

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humansOpen scientific literature
Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humansEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeCanada PBTs - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET)
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as a high human health priorityOpen scientific literature
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Limited evidence of any toxicityOpen scientific literature

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
Human any disruptor - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
One or more studies show weak endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show endocrine disruption at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of any toxicityOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicityOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeOpen scientific literature
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
103 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

Data Sources

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 1994. Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET). ARET substance list of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals.
  • 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.

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