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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (moderate)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner145 products
shampoo102 products
hair treatment/serum53 products
hair styling aide41 products
styling gel/lotion39 products
hair color and bleaching22 products
mask20 products
facial moisturizer/treatment18 products
body wash/cleanser16 products
detangler13 products
hair spray12 products
facial cleanser11 products
nail treatment9 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
moisturizer8 products
around-eye cream7 products
baby shampoo6 products
serums & essences6 products
daily use with SPF5 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
body firming lotion4 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
baby soap4 products
bubble bath4 products
anti-aging3 products
mascara3 products
nail polish3 products
beard cleanser3 products
3 products
CC cream3 products
hair relaxer3 products
bar soap2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
other eye makeup1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
toners/astringents1 products
after shave1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
polish remover1 products
body powder1 products
body oil1 products
concealer1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
eye liner1 products
nail glue1 products
beard care1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng


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Concern Reference
One or more human case studies show possible skin allergy or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
41 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at .
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.


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