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Hexyl Laurate

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

● DODECANOIC ACID, HEXYL ESTER
● HEXYL ESTER DODECANOIC ACID
● HEXYL LAURATE

Restricted

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


Hexyl laurate is composed of hexyl alcohol and lauric acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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foundation205 products
concealer125 products
recreational sunscreen41 products
CC cream35 products
daily use with SPF31 products
bronzer/highlighter18 products
BB cream17 products
lipstick14 products
baby sunscreen12 products
makeup primer10 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
lip gloss9 products
eye shadow6 products
blush4 products
lip balm3 products
serums & essences3 products
mask3 products
mascara2 products
2 products
around-eye cream1 products
makeup remover1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
baby oil1 products
anti-aging1 products
moisturizer1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
other eye makeup1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
4 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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