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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
● STEARIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH GLYCEROL

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


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 Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer895 products
facial moisturizer/treatment568 products
mascara284 products
hand cream271 products
conditioner235 products
mask227 products
recreational sunscreen184 products
around-eye cream182 products
hair color and bleaching180 products
daily use with SPF149 products
facial cleanser134 products
foundation110 products
exfoliant/scrub108 products
brow liner105 products
hair styling aide94 products
hair treatment/serum88 products
serums & essences78 products
body wash/cleanser75 products
baby lotion67 products
body firming lotion51 products
eye liner48 products
anti-aging47 products
shampoo41 products
antiperspirant/deodorant39 products
foot moisturizer37 products
lipstick33 products
makeup remover32 products
lip balm31 products
bronzer/highlighter31 products
styling gel/lotion30 products
concealer29 products
blush29 products
eye shadow24 products
makeup primer24 products
sunless tanning23 products
lip gloss20 products
muscle/joint soreness17 products
after shave17 products
after sun product16 products
shaving cream16 products
baby sunscreen14 products
bar soap13 products
BB cream12 products
damaged skin treatment12 products
lip liner10 products
detangler9 products
skin fading/lightener8 products
liquid hand soap8 products
beard care7 products
cuticle treatment6 products
foot odor control6 products
baby soap5 products
toners/astringents5 products
diaper cream5 products
5 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
foot cleansing4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)4 products
facial powder4 products
makeup removing wipes4 products
nail treatment3 products
fragrance for women3 products
hand sanitizer3 products
tanning oil3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
body oil3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
toothpaste3 products
hair removal waxes2 products
baby wipes2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
body cleansing wipes2 products
nail glue2 products
depilatory1 products
oil controller1 products
baby shampoo1 products
glitter1 products
other eye makeup1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
hair spray1 products
beard oil1 products
other men's products1 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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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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, 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.

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