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Glycol Stearate

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SYNONYMS

● 2-HYDROXYETHYL ESTER OCTADECANOIC ACID
● 2-HYDROXYETHYL ESTER STEARIC ACID
● 2-HYDROXYETHYL OCTADECANOATE
● 2-HYDROXYETHYL STEARATE
● ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOSTEARATE
● GLYCOL MONOSTEARATE
● GLYCOL STEARATE
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2-HYDROXYETHYL ESTER
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2HYDROXYETHYL ESTER
● STEARIC ACID, 2-HYDROXYETHYL ESTER

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


Glycol Stearate is composed ethylene glycol and 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

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Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo168 products
moisturizer97 products
body wash/cleanser61 products
conditioner54 products
liquid hand soap44 products
facial cleanser24 products
hand cream16 products
hair treatment/serum13 products
mask12 products
hair styling aide12 products
facial moisturizer/treatment7 products
styling gel/lotion6 products
body firming lotion6 products
beard cleanser5 products
baby lotion5 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
2 products
bar soap2 products
detangler2 products
bubble bath2 products
around-eye cream1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
shaving cream1 products
foot cleansing1 products
glitter1 products
beard care1 products
baby soap1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
eye shadow1 products
lip gloss1 products
foot moisturizer1 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
70 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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
  • 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.

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