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Data: Fair

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  • Use restrictions (moderate)


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 women260 products
facial moisturizer/treatment204 products
moisturizer180 products
hair treatment/serum150 products
conditioner136 products
fragrance for men124 products
shampoo120 products
hair styling aide102 products
foundation88 products
serums & essences87 products
lipstick85 products
lip balm81 products
antiperspirant/deodorant78 products
body wash/cleanser77 products
mask72 products
hand cream67 products
body spray64 products
facial cleanser62 products
hair spray55 products
styling gel/lotion53 products
exfoliant/scrub49 products
body oil45 products
toners/astringents39 products
bar soap38 products
daily use with SPF38 products
concealer36 products
hair color and bleaching35 products
liquid hand soap35 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)25 products
body firming lotion24 products
sunless tanning23 products
lip balm with SPF22 products
lip gloss20 products
around-eye cream17 products
bath oil/salts/soak16 products
makeup remover14 products
makeup primer11 products
bubble bath11 products
11 products
styling mousse/foam10 products
blush10 products
anti-aging9 products
shaving cream9 products
detangler9 products
hand sanitizer9 products
CC cream9 products
after shave7 products
foot moisturizer7 products
baby lotion7 products
nail treatment7 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
mascara6 products
beard oil6 products
after sun product5 products
BB cream5 products
body powder4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
cuticle treatment3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
facial powder3 products
lip plumper3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
beard care2 products
diaper cream1 products
foot odor control1 products
nail polish1 products
baby oil1 products
polish remover1 products
glitter1 products
eyelash glue1 products
hair relaxer1 products
oil controller1 products
brow liner1 products
foot cleansing1 products
eye liner1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
baby shampoo1 products
tanning oil1 products
nail glue1 products
baby wipes1 products
beard cleanser1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy

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)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng


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

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

  • SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

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