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Dimethyl Isosorbide

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SYNONYMS

● 1,4:3,6-DIANHYDRO-2,5-DI-O-METHYL D-GLUCITOL
● 1,4:3,6-DIANHYDRO-2,5-DI-O-METHYL-D-GLUCITOL
● 1,4:3,6-DIANHYDRO-2,5-DIM D-GLUCITOL
● D-GLUCITOL, 1,4:3,6-DIANHYDRO-2,5-DI-O-METHYL
● D-GLUCITOL, 1,4:3,6-DIANHYDRO-2,5-DIM
● DIMETHYL ETHER ISOSORBIDE
● DIMETHYL ISOSORBIDE
● ISOSORBIDE, DIMETHYL ETHER

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


Dimethyl Isosorbide is a dimethyl ether of an anhydride of an isomer of sorbitol.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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foundation54 products
serums & essences49 products
facial moisturizer/treatment32 products
sunless tanning25 products
daily use with SPF22 products
hair treatment/serum9 products
around-eye cream9 products
mask7 products
blush7 products
shampoo6 products
brow liner6 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
moisturizer2 products
lip balm2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
conditioner2 products
anti-aging2 products
body oil1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
1 products
makeup primer1 products
facial powder1 products
toners/astringents1 products
facial cleanser1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
32 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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