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Data: Fair

Fructose

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SYNONYMS

● ARABINO-2-HEXULOSE
● DFRUCTOSE
● FRUCTOSE
● FRUIT SUGAR
● LEVULOSE
● METHOSE
● NEVULOSE

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Fructose is a sugar which occurs in fruit and honey.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation38 products
facial moisturizer/treatment25 products
eye shadow18 products
toners/astringents18 products
serums & essences17 products
facial cleanser13 products
daily use with SPF7 products
concealer7 products
moisturizer6 products
around-eye cream5 products
shampoo5 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
makeup primer4 products
blush4 products
mask4 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
makeup remover1 products
hand cream1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
makeup removing wipes1 products
anti-aging1 products
1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
conditioner1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
baby shampoo1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
33296 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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