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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, and 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/treatment70 products
concealer55 products
recreational sunscreen54 products
daily use with SPF41 products
moisturizer38 products
blush25 products
serums & essences24 products
around-eye cream23 products
hair treatment/serum21 products
CC cream20 products
conditioner19 products
hand cream18 products
mask15 products
body firming lotion15 products
bronzer/highlighter15 products
eye shadow11 products
lipstick9 products
lip gloss9 products
baby sunscreen7 products
foundation7 products
makeup primer6 products
hair styling aide6 products
BB cream6 products
lip balm6 products
makeup remover5 products
anti-aging5 products
body oil5 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
brow liner4 products
sunless tanning4 products
facial cleanser3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
body spray3 products
lip plumper3 products
baby lotion3 products
detangler2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
after shave2 products
facial powder1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
toners/astringents1 products
shampoo1 products
diaper cream1 products
lip liner1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
nail treatment1 products
baby wipes1 products
setting powder/spray1 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

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