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Diisostearyl Malate

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SYNONYMS

● BIS(16-METHYLHEPTADECYL)ESTER BUTANEDIOIC ACID, HYDROXY-
● BIS(16-METHYLHEPTADECYL)ESTER HYDROXYBUTANEDIOIC ACID
● BIS(16-METHYLHEPTADECYL)HYDROXYBUTANEDIOATE
● BUTANEDIOIC ACID, HYDROXY-, BIS(16-METHYLHEPTADECYL)ESTER
● DIISOSTEARYL MALATE
● DIISOSTEARYL MALEATE
● HYDROXY- BIS(16-METHYLHEPTADECYL)ESTER BUTANEDIOIC ACID
● HYDROXYBUTANEDIOIC ACID, BIS(16-METHYLHEPTADECYL)ESTER

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Diisostearyl Malate is a diester of Isostearyl Alcohol (q.v.) and Malic Acid (q.v.).

Common concerns

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  • 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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lipstick620 products
lip gloss407 products
lip balm150 products
bronzer/highlighter135 products
foundation119 products
eye shadow114 products
blush106 products
brow liner100 products
lip liner84 products
eye liner54 products
concealer41 products
mask27 products
lip plumper23 products
facial moisturizer/treatment22 products
facial powder20 products
CC cream19 products
makeup primer15 products
setting powder/spray12 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
around-eye cream9 products
BB cream7 products
lip balm with SPF6 products
glitter5 products
moisturizer4 products
serums & essences4 products
facial cleanser3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
hair styling aide3 products
2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
shampoo2 products
conditioner2 products
makeup remover2 products
bubble bath1 products
mouthwash1 products
nail glue1 products
body art1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
anti-aging1 products
beard cleanser1 products
hand cream1 products
fragrance for women1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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 - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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