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  • Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation1789 products
eye shadow1082 products
lipstick1013 products
moisturizer929 products
concealer859 products
facial moisturizer/treatment533 products
bronzer/highlighter522 products
conditioner492 products
daily use with SPF419 products
blush396 products
recreational sunscreen335 products
facial powder254 products
shampoo232 products
eye liner224 products
hand cream203 products
antiperspirant/deodorant203 products
hair treatment/serum200 products
brow liner184 products
makeup primer168 products
mask163 products
serums & essences143 products
CC cream132 products
around-eye cream131 products
nail polish121 products
hair styling aide113 products
body firming lotion110 products
BB cream94 products
mascara84 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)74 products
lip liner73 products
anti-aging72 products
lip gloss64 products
baby lotion62 products
hair color and bleaching61 products
60 products
setting powder/spray53 products
baby sunscreen51 products
lip balm49 products
styling gel/lotion48 products
sunless tanning47 products
makeup remover41 products
foot moisturizer36 products
body wash/cleanser29 products
facial cleanser28 products
exfoliant/scrub27 products
nail treatment22 products
glitter20 products
detangler18 products
shaving cream18 products
after shave17 products
lip balm with SPF15 products
hand sanitizer14 products
diaper cream13 products
hair spray12 products
after sun product12 products
damaged skin treatment12 products
skin fading/lightener11 products
body oil10 products
oil controller8 products
styling mousse/foam7 products
shaving cream (men's)7 products
muscle/joint soreness7 products
cuticle treatment6 products
baby oil5 products
bar soap5 products
beard oil5 products
foot cleansing5 products
toners/astringents4 products
beard care4 products
lip plumper3 products
tooth whitening3 products
toothpaste3 products
pore strips3 products
foot odor control2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
tanning oil2 products
liquid hand soap1 products
fragrance for men1 products
body spray1 products
depilatory1 products
body powder1 products
mouthwash1 products
baby wipes1 products
beard cleanser1 products
nail glue1 products
baby bubble bath1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Product type restrictions or differences noted in safety assessment by industry panelCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List


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Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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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
218 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status


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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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

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