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Hyaluronic Acid

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SYNONYMS

HYALURONAN and HYALURONIC ACID

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


Hyaluronic Acid is a natural polysaccharide found in connective tissues such as cartilage.

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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facial moisturizer/treatment133 products
serums & essences103 products
mask68 products
foundation54 products
moisturizer52 products
daily use with SPF36 products
facial cleanser29 products
around-eye cream25 products
toners/astringents23 products
lip balm21 products
recreational sunscreen19 products
eye liner12 products
hand cream12 products
anti-aging9 products
lipstick8 products
body wash/cleanser8 products
hand sanitizer8 products
setting powder/spray7 products
CC cream7 products
baby sunscreen7 products
conditioner7 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
body firming lotion7 products
sunless tanning6 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
eye shadow5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant5 products
BB cream4 products
makeup remover4 products
baby lotion4 products
bronzer/highlighter3 products
lip plumper3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)3 products
body spray2 products
baby wipes2 products
eyelash glue2 products
bar soap2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
hair styling aide2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
body oil1 products
foot odor control1 products
after sun product1 products
after shave1 products
1 products
foot cleansing1 products
detangler1 products
mascara1 products
concealer1 products
shampoo1 products
other eye makeup1 products
lip gloss1 products
makeup primer1 products

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
20924 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not 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

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
  • 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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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

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