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Glycol Distearate

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Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

● 1,2-ETHANEDIYL ESTER OCTADECANOIC ACID
● ETHYLENE DIOCTADECANOATE
● ETHYLENE DISTEARATE
● ETHYLENE ESTER STEARIC ACID
● ETHYLENE GLYCOL DISTEARATE
● GLYCOL DISTEARATE
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, 1,2-ETHANEDIYL ESTER
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, 1,2ETHANEDIYL ESTER
● STEARIC ACID, ETHYLENE ESTER

Restricted

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


Glycol distearate is a compound based on stearic 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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo885 products
body wash/cleanser245 products
hair color and bleaching163 products
conditioner154 products
liquid hand soap98 products
facial cleanser71 products
bubble bath26 products
hair treatment/serum15 products
shaving cream14 products
facial moisturizer/treatment12 products
mask12 products
baby shampoo10 products
exfoliant/scrub10 products
baby soap9 products
BB cream8 products
beard cleanser8 products
shaving cream (men's)6 products
hair styling aide5 products
moisturizer4 products
toners/astringents3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
bar soap2 products
beard care2 products
detangler2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
glitter1 products
baby lotion1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
concealer1 products
1 products
blush1 products
anti-aging1 products
foot cleansing1 products
lip gloss1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
makeup remover1 products
around-eye cream1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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