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HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN

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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (moderate)

Cancer

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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conditioner106 products
shampoo75 products
styling gel/lotion37 products
hair treatment/serum37 products
hair styling aide34 products
hair color and bleaching21 products
body wash/cleanser19 products
facial moisturizer/treatment17 products
mask15 products
detangler10 products
around-eye cream8 products
facial cleanser7 products
moisturizer6 products
daily use with SPF5 products
serums & essences5 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
hair spray5 products
mascara4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
baby shampoo3 products
CC cream3 products
3 products
nail treatment3 products
bubble bath3 products
nail polish3 products
baby soap2 products
anti-aging2 products
beard cleanser1 products
concealer1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
nail glue1 products
bar soap1 products
body oil1 products
other eye makeup1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
eye liner1 products
body firming lotion1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
beard care1 products
toners/astringents1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any(EU) 2017/2228

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Case studies indicate hydrolyzed wheat protein causes allergic contact dermatitis in some people.Varjonen E, Petman L, Mäkinen-Kiljunen S "Immediate contact allergy from hydrolyzed wheat in a cosmetic cream." Allergy. 2000 Mar;55(3):294-6; Hann S, Hughes M, Stone N. "Allergic contact dermatitis to hydrolyzed wheat protein in a cosmetic cream." Contact Dermatitis. 2007 Feb;56(2):119-20.; Sanchez-Pérez J, Sanz T, García-Díez A. "Allergic contact dermatitis from hydrolyzed wheat protein in cosmetic cream." Contact Dermatitis. 2000 Jun;42(6):360.

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

  • (EU) 2017/2228
  • Varjonen E, Petman L, Mäkinen-Kiljunen S "Immediate contact allergy from hydrolyzed wheat in a cosmetic cream." Allergy. 2000 Mar;55(3):294-6; Hann S, Hughes M, Stone N. "Allergic contact dermatitis to hydrolyzed wheat protein in a cosmetic cream." Contact Dermatitis. 2007 Feb;56(2):119-20.; Sanchez-Pérez J, Sanz T, García-Díez A. "Allergic contact dermatitis from hydrolyzed wheat protein in cosmetic cream." Contact Dermatitis. 2000 Jun;42(6):360.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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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