Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
This ingredient is produced by acid or enzymatic hydrolysis of wheat protein.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|hair treatment/serum||65 products|
|hair styling aide||58 products|
|styling gel/lotion||44 products|
|hair spray||18 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||17 products|
|body wash/cleanser||12 products|
|facial cleanser||12 products|
|nail treatment||11 products|
|hair color and bleaching||9 products|
|serums & essences||8 products|
|beard cleanser||8 products|
|styling mousse/foam||7 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||5 products|
|other eye makeup||4 products|
|bubble bath||4 products|
|brow liner||4 products|
|daily use with SPF||4 products|
|around-eye cream||4 products|
|bar soap||3 products|
|polish remover||3 products|
|baby shampoo||3 products|
|hair relaxer||3 products|
|hair-loss treatment||2 products|
|nail polish||2 products|
|baby soap||2 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|nail glue||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||Open scientific literature|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||Open scientific literature|
|One or more human case studies show possible skin allergy or allergenic effects||Open scientific literature|
|41 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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