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Glyceryl Oleate

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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
● OLEIN

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep 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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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo207 products
body wash/cleanser190 products
facial cleanser82 products
foundation62 products
liquid hand soap46 products
baby shampoo34 products
eye liner32 products
concealer31 products
baby soap29 products
exfoliant/scrub21 products
conditioner19 products
shaving cream18 products
around-eye cream16 products
brow liner16 products
makeup remover14 products
baby wipes13 products
hair treatment/serum12 products
shaving cream (men's)12 products
bubble bath12 products
bar soap11 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
bronzer/highlighter11 products
lip liner10 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
mascara7 products
moisturizer7 products
baby bubble bath6 products
styling mousse/foam6 products
mask6 products
serums & essences5 products
blush5 products
facial powder4 products
sunless tanning4 products
body oil3 products
toners/astringents3 products
fragrance for women3 products
baby lotion2 products
body firming lotion2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
body cleansing wipes2 products
2 products
hair styling aide2 products
makeup primer2 products
hair spray2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
diaper cream2 products
facial cleansing wipes2 products
detangler2 products
beard cleanser1 products
lip gloss1 products
makeup removing wipes1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
hand cream1 products
lip plumper1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
lip balm1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
hair relaxer1 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

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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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
  • 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) 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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