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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 women145 products
lipstick110 products
facial moisturizer/treatment99 products
moisturizer90 products
serums & essences72 products
fragrance for men65 products
shampoo44 products
body wash/cleanser39 products
foundation38 products
conditioner35 products
hair treatment/serum31 products
mask31 products
facial cleanser31 products
hand cream30 products
hair spray28 products
lip balm27 products
antiperspirant/deodorant25 products
moisturizer with SPF24 products
concealer21 products
hair styling aide19 products
bath oil/salts/soak18 products
toners/astringents17 products
lip gloss17 products
bar soap15 products
body firming lotion15 products
styling gel/lotion15 products
body oil14 products
hair color and bleaching13 products
body spray13 products
sunless tanning12 products
blush8 products
lip balm with SPF8 products
makeup remover8 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
eye shadow7 products
shaving cream7 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
around-eye cream6 products
detangler6 products
mascara6 products
makeup primer6 products
styling mousse/foam6 products
baby lotion5 products
beach & sport sunscreen5 products
after shave5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
CC cream4 products
muscle/joint soreness4 products
vapor rubs4 products
liquid hand soap3 products
lip plumper3 products
beard oil3 products
anti-aging3 products
BB cream2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
nail treatment2 products
after sun product2 products
hair relaxer2 products
other men's products2 products
diaper cream2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
hand sanitizer1 products
foot cleansing1 products
other eye makeup1 products
beard care1 products
oil controller1 products
bubble bath1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
toothpaste1 products
baby 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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