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Dicaprylyl Carbonate

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● CARBONIC ACID, DICAPRYLYL ESTER
● CARBONIC ACID, DIOCTYL ESTER
● DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE
● DICAPRYLYL ESTER CARBONIC ACID

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Dicaprylyl Carbonate is a diester of carbonic acid and caprylyl alcohol.

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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facial moisturizer/treatment85 products
daily use with SPF61 products
recreational sunscreen59 products
CC cream51 products
moisturizer41 products
conditioner39 products
serums & essences37 products
hair treatment/serum35 products
blush27 products
concealer24 products
mask20 products
foundation17 products
around-eye cream16 products
hand cream14 products
bronzer/highlighter14 products
hair styling aide11 products
makeup primer10 products
lipstick10 products
eye shadow9 products
baby sunscreen7 products
lip gloss7 products
sunless tanning6 products
body oil6 products
lip balm6 products
anti-aging5 products
makeup remover5 products
body firming lotion5 products
BB cream5 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
after shave4 products
baby lotion4 products
hand sanitizer3 products
lip plumper3 products
facial cleanser3 products
shampoo3 products
foot moisturizer2 products
body spray2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
detangler1 products
nail treatment1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
1 products
diaper cream1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
baby wipes1 products
body art1 products
makeup removing wipes1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
toners/astringents1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of eye irritationOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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