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Decyl Glucoside

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

B-D-GLUCOPYRANOSIDE, DECYL-, D-GLUCOSIDE, DECYL, DECYL D-GLUCOSIDE, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, DECYL POLYGLUCOSIDE, DECYL- B-D-GLUCOPYRANOSIDE, DECYL-B -D-GLUCOPYRANOSIDE, and GLUCOSIDE, DECYL

Decyl glucoside is a glucose-based surfactant commonly used in shampoos and body washes.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo347 products
body wash/cleanser259 products
facial cleanser237 products
liquid hand soap204 products
baby shampoo83 products
baby soap61 products
exfoliant/scrub52 products
concealer48 products
makeup remover48 products
baby wipes39 products
facial moisturizer/treatment31 products
baby bubble bath29 products
bubble bath28 products
hair color and bleaching23 products
conditioner22 products
foundation20 products
mask19 products
beard cleanser14 products
recreational sunscreen12 products
bar soap12 products
daily use with SPF10 products
sunless tanning9 products
8 products
styling mousse/foam8 products
moisturizer7 products
setting powder/spray7 products
makeup primer7 products
toners/astringents6 products
serums & essences6 products
eye makeup remover6 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
shaving cream5 products
toothpaste4 products
hair styling aide4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
brow liner4 products
lip gloss2 products
baby lotion2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
around-eye cream2 products
anti-aging2 products
lipstick1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
hand cream1 products
beard care1 products
oil controller1 products
nail treatment1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
eye liner1 products
after sun product1 products
after shave1 products
vapor rubs1 products
hair spray1 products
mascara1 products
foot cleansing1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any or allergenic effects at very low dosesOpen scientific literature
One or more human case studies show possible any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature
Not likely to be a skin toxicant or allergenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature
Not likely to be a reproductive or developmental toxicant in humansOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be mutagenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
25 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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