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SYNONYMSHYALURONAN and HYALURONIC ACID
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Hyaluronic Acid is a natural polysaccharide found in connective tissues such as cartilage.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||143 products|
|serums & essences||112 products|
|around-eye cream||40 products|
|facial cleanser||27 products|
|daily use with SPF||25 products|
|recreational sunscreen||22 products|
|lip balm||21 products|
|sunless tanning||14 products|
|eye liner||12 products|
|hand cream||11 products|
|body wash/cleanser||9 products|
|hand sanitizer||8 products|
|setting powder/spray||7 products|
|baby sunscreen||7 products|
|makeup remover||6 products|
|body firming lotion||6 products|
|hair treatment/serum||6 products|
|eye shadow||5 products|
|BB cream||4 products|
|lip gloss||4 products|
|baby lotion||4 products|
|lip plumper||3 products|
|hair styling aide||3 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||3 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||2 products|
|baby wipes||2 products|
|body spray||2 products|
|bar soap||2 products|
|eyelash glue||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||2 products|
|liquid hand soap||2 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|foot odor control||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|other eye makeup||1 products|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|20924 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic 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.
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