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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 & essences71 products
mask53 products
facial moisturizer/treatment49 products
lipstick36 products
eye shadow30 products
foundation23 products
bronzer/highlighter20 products
moisturizer with SPF18 products
moisturizer17 products
lip gloss17 products
around-eye cream11 products
concealer11 products
facial cleanser8 products
blush7 products
mascara5 products
makeup primer4 products
hair styling aide4 products
BB cream3 products
anti-aging3 products
shampoo3 products
facial powder3 products
toners/astringents3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
hand cream2 products
CC cream2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
beach & sport sunscreen2 products
baby lotion2 products
after shave1 products
body spray1 products
lip balm1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
body firming lotion1 products
oil controller1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 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.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity restrictions based on EWG review of company data.

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