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Ethylhexyl Isononanoate

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

● 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER ISONONANOIC ACID
● 2-ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE
● 2-ETHYLHEXYL ISOPELARGONATE
● ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE
● ISONONANOIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER
● OCTYL ISONONANOATE

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


Ethylhexyl Isononanoate is an ester of 2-ethylhexyl alcohol and a branched chain nonanoicacid.

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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blush38 products
moisturizer30 products
bronzer/highlighter26 products
recreational sunscreen18 products
sunless tanning16 products
facial moisturizer/treatment12 products
setting powder/spray7 products
baby sunscreen6 products
serums & essences4 products
lip gloss4 products
daily use with SPF3 products
hand cream3 products
mask3 products
hair removal waxes2 products
body firming lotion2 products
lipstick1 products
hair styling aide1 products
shampoo1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
anti-aging1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
conditioner1 products
facial cleanser1 products
eye shadow1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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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
  • 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. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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Hazard score

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