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Data: Fair

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Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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fragrance for women194 products
facial moisturizer/treatment138 products
lipstick118 products
moisturizer115 products
fragrance for men105 products
shampoo91 products
conditioner85 products
serums & essences84 products
hair treatment/serum79 products
hair styling aide69 products
body wash/cleanser60 products
hair spray50 products
lip balm48 products
mask48 products
antiperspirant/deodorant46 products
facial cleanser44 products
foundation44 products
hand cream43 products
body firming lotion36 products
daily use with SPF34 products
hair color and bleaching32 products
styling gel/lotion29 products
body oil26 products
toners/astringents25 products
exfoliant/scrub24 products
bar soap23 products
concealer23 products
bath oil/salts/soak22 products
body spray21 products
sunless tanning19 products
lip gloss19 products
liquid hand soap16 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)15 products
around-eye cream13 products
makeup primer13 products
styling mousse/foam10 products
makeup remover10 products
anti-aging9 products
bronzer/highlighter9 products
9 products
blush8 products
lip balm with SPF8 products
detangler8 products
recreational sunscreen8 products
BB cream8 products
CC cream8 products
after shave7 products
shaving cream7 products
baby lotion7 products
eye shadow7 products
muscle/joint soreness6 products
bubble bath6 products
mascara6 products
foot moisturizer5 products
hair relaxer4 products
lip plumper4 products
vapor rubs4 products
beard oil4 products
cuticle treatment3 products
diaper cream3 products
after sun product3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
facial powder3 products
baby shampoo3 products
beard care3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
baby oil2 products
nail treatment2 products
body powder2 products
foot cleansing2 products
eyelash glue1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
other eye makeup1 products
toothpaste1 products
tanning oil1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)IFRA 1/2020
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng


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Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
1096 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
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

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

Data Sources

  • SCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
  • IFRA 1/2020
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at .
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • 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.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

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