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Hydrogenated Polyisobutene

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

BUTENE, HOMOPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, and POLYBUTENE, HYDROGENATED; POLYBUTENE, HYDROGENATED

This ingredient is a synthetic polymer used as a skin conditioning agent.

Common concerns

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  • 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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lipstick562 products
lip gloss482 products
foundation251 products
lip balm179 products
eye shadow166 products
bronzer/highlighter85 products
concealer84 products
blush81 products
lip plumper77 products
lip liner54 products
facial moisturizer/treatment46 products
mask39 products
eye liner33 products
moisturizer28 products
makeup primer25 products
brow liner25 products
exfoliant/scrub22 products
mascara16 products
facial powder15 products
body oil12 products
around-eye cream12 products
daily use with SPF11 products
hand cream9 products
body firming lotion7 products
recreational sunscreen5 products
serums & essences5 products
anti-aging4 products
facial cleanser4 products
makeup remover4 products
fragrance for men4 products
3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
hair spray2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
shaving cream2 products
fragrance for women2 products
body art1 products
after sun product1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
glitter1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
shampoo1 products
hair styling aide1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
foot cleansing1 products
after shave1 products
setting powder/spray1 products

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
2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • 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.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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Data availability

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