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Data: Limited

Hydrogenated Lecithin

  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in product forms that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns. The score is lower if used in product forms that have lower risk of inhalation (e.g., solids, liquids)
  • This ingredient's score is higher if there is potential contamination from toxic impurities. The score will be lower if used in products that meet EWG’s contamination restrictions.

Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

● HYDROGENATED EGG YOLK PHOSPHOLIPIDS
● HYDROGENATED LECITHIN
● HYDROGENATED LECITHINS
● LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED
● LECITHINS, HYDROGENATED

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Hydrogenated Lecithin is an end-product of the controlled hydrogenation of Lecithin (q.v.).

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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foundation193 products
facial moisturizer/treatment98 products
concealer73 products
serums & essences53 products
mask42 products
around-eye cream40 products
lipstick36 products
daily use with SPF31 products
bronzer/highlighter29 products
moisturizer28 products
makeup primer18 products
facial powder13 products
blush13 products
facial cleanser11 products
9 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
anti-aging9 products
toners/astringents9 products
eye shadow8 products
conditioner7 products
hair styling aide5 products
recreational sunscreen5 products
hair color and bleaching5 products
hand cream5 products
shampoo5 products
mascara5 products
lip balm4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
lip gloss3 products
shaving cream3 products
baby lotion3 products
BB cream3 products
lip plumper2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
body firming lotion2 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products
makeup remover1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
lip liner1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
pore strips1 products
detangler1 products
hair spray1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
bar soap1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
body oil1 products
body spray1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
brow liner1 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
  • 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.

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.

Score legend

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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