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  • Use restrictions (high)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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fragrance for women173 products
lipstick137 products
foundation85 products
hair treatment/serum81 products
shampoo79 products
conditioner69 products
moisturizer65 products
body spray44 products
fragrance for men39 products
hair spray39 products
hair styling aide36 products
facial moisturizer/treatment30 products
styling gel/lotion29 products
body wash/cleanser24 products
lip gloss23 products
antiperspirant/deodorant23 products
concealer19 products
hand cream18 products
mask18 products
lip balm14 products
sunless tanning12 products
liquid hand soap12 products
daily use with SPF10 products
facial cleanser10 products
anti-aging10 products
setting powder/spray10 products
eye shadow9 products
styling mousse/foam9 products
body oil8 products
detangler7 products
lip plumper7 products
makeup primer6 products
body firming lotion6 products
serums & essences5 products
skin fading/lightener5 products
lip liner5 products
hand sanitizer5 products
exfoliant/scrub5 products
toners/astringents5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
bar soap4 products
body powder4 products
bronzer/highlighter3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
shaving cream3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
2 products
baby lotion2 products
bubble bath2 products
after shave2 products
nail treatment2 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
after sun product1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
toothpaste1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
facial powder1 products
tanning oil1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby shampoo1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
beard care1 products
beard cleanser1 products
makeup remover1 products
polish remover1 products
around-eye cream1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

  • SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at .
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.

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