- 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.
Other ConcernsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSHYDROGENATED EGG YOLK PHOSPHOLIPIDS, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED LECITHINS, LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED, and 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.).
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||100 products|
|serums & essences||57 products|
|around-eye cream||37 products|
|eye shadow||35 products|
|daily use with SPF||29 products|
|facial powder||20 products|
|makeup primer||14 products|
|facial cleanser||11 products|
|lip balm||9 products|
|setting powder/spray||7 products|
|hand cream||6 products|
|BB cream||6 products|
|recreational sunscreen||4 products|
|lip gloss||3 products|
|baby lotion||3 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|body spray||2 products|
|foot cleansing||2 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|lip plumper||2 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|lip liner||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||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.
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
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.
The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.