Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||103 products|
|eye shadow||71 products|
|serums & essences||48 products|
|daily use with SPF||30 products|
|around-eye cream||23 products|
|facial powder||23 products|
|makeup primer||12 products|
|facial cleanser||11 products|
|setting powder/spray||9 products|
|BB cream||9 products|
|hand cream||6 products|
|recreational sunscreen||5 products|
|lip balm||5 products|
|hair styling aide||4 products|
|hand sanitizer||4 products|
|baby lotion||3 products|
|hair color and bleaching||3 products|
|foot cleansing||2 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|body spray||2 products|
|damaged skin treatment||2 products|
|body wash/cleanser||2 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|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|
|Safety unknown for products that may be inhaled||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|12 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM 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.
- 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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