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Data: Good

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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 LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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beach & sport sunscreen954 products
facial moisturizer/treatment755 products
moisturizer with SPF734 products
moisturizer661 products
foundation567 products
mask514 products
serums & essences465 products
shampoo464 products
body wash/cleanser421 products
facial cleanser413 products
conditioner380 products
concealer236 products
liquid hand soap222 products
exfoliant/scrub184 products
bar soap168 products
toners/astringents140 products
body firming lotion136 products
around-eye cream135 products
toothpaste128 products
BB cream119 products
bronzer/highlighter107 products
hand cream102 products
baby sunscreen94 products
antiperspirant/deodorant94 products
hair treatment/serum92 products
eye shadow91 products
baby lotion88 products
lipstick88 products
makeup remover87 products
mascara87 products
hair styling aide74 products
anti-aging71 products
makeup primer68 products
baby shampoo66 products
Facial Sun Care65 products
hair color and bleaching61 products
styling gel/lotion61 products
baby soap60 products
lip balm60 products
shaving cream52 products
mouthwash51 products
hand sanitizer51 products
brow liner51 products
CC cream42 products
makeup with SPF41 products
Tanning Sprays40 products
eye liner38 products
hair spray34 products
facial powder33 products
fragrance for women30 products
blush29 products
body spray28 products
bubble bath27 products
bath oil/salts/soak27 products
sunless tanning27 products
lip gloss26 products
baby bubble bath24 products
after shave24 products
detangler21 products
baby wipes20 products
after sun product19 products
shaving cream (men's)18 products
lip balm with SPF15 products
eye makeup remover14 products
diaper cream13 products
foot moisturizer13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)12 products
baby toothpaste12 products
tooth whitening11 products
oil controller11 products
other eye makeup11 products
styling mousse/foam10 products
fragrance for men9 products
lip plumper9 products
polish remover7 products
other men's products5 products
foot cleansing5 products
skin fading/lightener4 products
muscle/joint soreness4 products
body oil4 products
pore strips4 products
Oils & Serums4 products
beard oil3 products
glitter3 products
beard care2 products
nail treatment2 products
depilatory2 products
baby oil2 products
tanning oil1 products
eyelash glue1 products
hair relaxer1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
beard cleanser1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
vapor rubs1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmeticsCanada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients

Data gaps

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70707 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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

Data Sources

  • Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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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