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Hyaluronic Acid

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SYNONYMS

● HYALURONAN
● HYALURONIC ACID

Restricted

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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment146 products
serums & essences126 products
foundation87 products
mask83 products
moisturizer45 products
around-eye cream39 products
facial cleanser30 products
toners/astringents30 products
daily use with SPF26 products
lip balm24 products
recreational sunscreen23 products
sunless tanning17 products
conditioner15 products
body wash/cleanser14 products
concealer13 products
hair treatment/serum13 products
anti-aging13 products
shampoo11 products
bronzer/highlighter11 products
antiperspirant/deodorant11 products
setting powder/spray9 products
hand cream8 products
baby sunscreen8 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
makeup primer7 products
hand sanitizer7 products
eye liner6 products
lip gloss6 products
eye shadow5 products
lipstick5 products
makeup remover5 products
body firming lotion5 products
BB cream4 products
baby lotion4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)3 products
bar soap3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
hair styling aide3 products
blush2 products
body oil2 products
2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
lip plumper2 products
makeup removing wipes2 products
after sun product1 products
pore strips1 products
mouthwash1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
baby wipes1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
beard cleanser1 products
foot cleansing1 products
fragrance for women1 products
mascara1 products
after shave1 products
other eye makeup1 products
body spray1 products
liquid hand soap1 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

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

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
  • 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

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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