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HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

Score:

Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), and Contamination concerns (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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serums & essences69 products
mask44 products
facial moisturizer/treatment39 products
lipstick36 products
moisturizer with SPF30 products
foundation21 products
lip gloss17 products
eye shadow15 products
moisturizer12 products
around-eye cream10 products
bronzer/highlighter10 products
facial cleanser7 products
blush7 products
concealer6 products
mascara5 products
hair styling aide4 products
shampoo3 products
CC cream3 products
makeup primer3 products
facial powder3 products
anti-aging3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
toners/astringents2 products
after shave2 products
BB cream2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
beach & sport sunscreen1 products
baby lotion1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
lip balm1 products
oil controller1 products
body spray1 products
baby sunscreen1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
NITROSAMINES

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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

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
Safety unknown for products that may be inhaledCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
12 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • 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.

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