Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
SYNONYMS2-ETHYLHEXYL 9-OCTADECANOATE, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER 9-OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER STEARIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL OCTADECANOATE, 2-ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE, 9-OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER, ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE, OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER, OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2ETHYLHEXYL ESTER, OCTYL STEARATE, and STEARIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER
Ethylhexyl Stearate is an ester of 2-ethylhexyl alcohol and stearic acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|recreational sunscreen||45 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||23 products|
|daily use with SPF||15 products|
|eye shadow||11 products|
|body firming lotion||8 products|
|brow liner||5 products|
|BB cream||4 products|
|styling gel/lotion||4 products|
|hair styling aide||4 products|
|around-eye cream||4 products|
|lip balm||3 products|
|baby sunscreen||2 products|
|makeup primer||2 products|
|body oil||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|facial powder||2 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|hair removal waxes||1 products|
|eye makeup remover||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|facial cleanser||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
|hair treatment/serum||1 products|
|hair color and bleaching||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Human any irritant - strong evidence||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Missing safety data noted by cosmetic industry review||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|5 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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