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Data: Fair

Glyceryl Oleate

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Other Concerns

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER 9-OCTADECENOIC AC ID, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL OLEATE, 9-OCTADECENOIC AC ID, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER, 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID (9Z)-, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER, 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL, 9OCTADECENOIC ACID (Z), 2,3DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER, GLYCERIN 1-MONOOLEATE, GLYCERIN MONOOLEATE, GLYCERIN OLEATE, GLYCERINE MONOOLEATE, GLYCEROL 1-MONOOLEATE, GLYCEROL OLEATE, GLYCERYL MONOOLEATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID (Z)-, MONOOLEIN, OLEIC ACID MONOGLYCERIDE, and OLEIN

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Glyceryl Oleate is composed of glycerin and oleic acid, a naturally occurring fatty 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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shampoo164 products
body wash/cleanser163 products
facial cleanser88 products
foundation62 products
liquid hand soap54 products
eye liner40 products
baby shampoo38 products
baby soap28 products
bronzer/highlighter23 products
makeup remover20 products
brow liner19 products
conditioner18 products
bubble bath16 products
exfoliant/scrub15 products
shaving cream12 products
moisturizer10 products
baby wipes9 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
bar soap7 products
mascara7 products
blush7 products
baby bubble bath6 products
5 products
mask5 products
lip liner5 products
baby lotion4 products
serums & essences4 products
facial powder4 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
eye shadow4 products
fragrance for women3 products
body oil3 products
sunless tanning3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
around-eye cream3 products
hair spray2 products
makeup primer2 products
lip plumper2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
body firming lotion2 products
hair styling aide2 products
daily use with SPF1 products
hand cream1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
baby oil1 products
hair relaxer1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
lip balm1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
anti-aging1 products
hand sanitizer1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any irritant - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
1066 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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. 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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