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Glyceryl Monostearate

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SYNONYMS

2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL OCTADECANOATE, GLYCERIN 1-STEARATE, GLYCERIN STEARATE, GLYCEROL ISOSTEARATE, GLYCERY STEARATE, GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, GLYCERYL MONOISOSTEARATE, GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, GYCEROL 1-STEARATE, ISOOCTADECANOIC ACID, ESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL, ISOSTEARIC ACID MONOGLYCERIDE, ISOSTEARIC AICD MONOGLYCERIDE, JEECHEM HMS, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL ISOOCTADECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL OCTADECANOIC ACID, MONOSTEARIN, OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER, OCTADECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL, OCTADECANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3PROPANETRIOL, STEARIC ACID 1-MONOGLYCERIDE, and STEARIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH GLYCEROL

Glyceryl stearate is composed of naturally occuring lipid ingredients glycerol and stearic acid.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer847 products
facial moisturizer/treatment476 products
hand cream272 products
daily use with SPF234 products
conditioner232 products
mascara230 products
mask213 products
recreational sunscreen187 products
foundation186 products
facial cleanser144 products
around-eye cream115 products
exfoliant/scrub102 products
brow liner84 products
hair color and bleaching83 products
body firming lotion81 products
hair styling aide77 products
baby lotion76 products
serums & essences70 products
hair treatment/serum61 products
body wash/cleanser54 products
eye liner50 products
makeup remover50 products
lipstick50 products
foot moisturizer46 products
shampoo41 products
antiperspirant/deodorant39 products
lip balm39 products
bronzer/highlighter38 products
anti-aging36 products
concealer30 products
makeup primer29 products
styling gel/lotion27 products
BB cream26 products
sunless tanning25 products
blush23 products
baby sunscreen18 products
after sun product17 products
muscle/joint soreness16 products
after shave15 products
eye shadow11 products
beard care11 products
skin fading/lightener10 products
detangler10 products
damaged skin treatment10 products
10 products
lip gloss9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)8 products
foot cleansing6 products
cuticle treatment6 products
foot odor control6 products
shaving cream6 products
bar soap6 products
liquid hand soap6 products
lip liner5 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
baby soap4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
baby wipes4 products
facial powder4 products
diaper cream4 products
baby shampoo3 products
body oil3 products
beard oil3 products
toothpaste3 products
nail treatment2 products
oil controller2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
glitter2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
hair removal waxes1 products
lip plumper1 products
toners/astringents1 products
hair spray1 products
CC cream1 products
bubble bath1 products
body art1 products
body spray1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
348 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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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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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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 http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.

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