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HEXYLENE GLYCOL

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation296 products
eye shadow249 products
concealer175 products
bronzer/highlighter165 products
lipstick131 products
shampoo97 products
facial moisturizer/treatment94 products
daily use with SPF72 products
conditioner66 products
serums & essences65 products
mask62 products
facial powder61 products
brow liner56 products
makeup remover53 products
facial cleanser53 products
mascara46 products
blush42 products
moisturizer34 products
makeup primer34 products
eye liner32 products
lip gloss28 products
hair color and bleaching23 products
setting powder/spray23 products
body wash/cleanser20 products
lip balm20 products
recreational sunscreen17 products
exfoliant/scrub15 products
toners/astringents15 products
around-eye cream15 products
hair styling aide13 products
eye makeup remover12 products
body firming lotion12 products
BB cream12 products
12 products
lip liner11 products
hand cream9 products
sunless tanning9 products
glitter9 products
lip plumper8 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
shaving cream5 products
detangler5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
other eye makeup4 products
anti-aging3 products
after shave3 products
liquid hand soap3 products
oil controller3 products
beard care3 products
bubble bath2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
body spray2 products
hair spray1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
baby lotion1 products
nail polish1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
foot cleansing1 products
after sun product1 products
foot odor control1 products
tanning oil1 products
beard oil1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Classified as irritantCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

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
2457 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Neurotoxicity

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Concern Reference
nervous system - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyNational Library of Medicine HazMap

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 Sources

  • CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • 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.

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