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Data: Fair

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  • Enhanced skin absorption


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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foundation374 products
conditioner344 products
mask313 products
facial moisturizer/treatment285 products
moisturizer with SPF271 products
serums & essences260 products
moisturizer247 products
shampoo229 products
beach & sport sunscreen227 products
concealer224 products
facial cleanser202 products
body wash/cleanser180 products
mascara91 products
body firming lotion84 products
hair treatment/serum75 products
hair styling aide72 products
makeup primer70 products
eye liner63 products
toners/astringents58 products
hand cream58 products
exfoliant/scrub50 products
hair color and bleaching50 products
around-eye cream50 products
makeup remover47 products
styling gel/lotion47 products
eye shadow39 products
blush30 products
liquid hand soap28 products
BB cream27 products
anti-aging25 products
brow liner25 products
setting powder/spray25 products
bronzer/highlighter24 products
bubble bath22 products
after sun product21 products
detangler19 products
hair spray18 products
CC cream18 products
antiperspirant/deodorant16 products
styling mousse/foam15 products
bath oil/salts/soak14 products
lip balm13 products
baby shampoo13 products
baby sunscreen13 products
foot moisturizer12 products
baby lotion12 products
tooth whitening11 products
shaving cream10 products
fragrance for women9 products
baby wipes9 products
sunless tanning9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)9 products
fragrance for men8 products
baby soap8 products
8 products
beard care8 products
after shave7 products
eye makeup remover7 products
body spray7 products
oil controller5 products
hand sanitizer5 products
shaving cream (men's)5 products
glitter5 products
bar soap5 products
hair relaxer5 products
facial powder5 products
lipstick5 products
damaged skin treatment5 products
mouthwash4 products
lip gloss4 products
other eye makeup4 products
foot cleansing3 products
baby bubble bath3 products
beard cleanser3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
lip plumper2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
depilatory1 products
nail treatment1 products
body oil1 products
baby oil1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
24913 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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


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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.


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