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Hydroxystearic Acid

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SYNONYMS

● 12-HYDROXY- OCTADECANOIC ACID
● 12-HYDROXYOCTADECANOIC ACID
● 12-HYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
● HYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, 12-HYDROXY-
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, 12HYDROXY

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Hydroxystearic Acid is a fatty acid.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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body wash/cleanser43 products
lip gloss30 products
lip balm17 products
liquid hand soap15 products
mask15 products
moisturizer11 products
eye shadow9 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
lip plumper6 products
eye liner6 products
hand cream5 products
facial cleanser4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
around-eye cream4 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
lip liner3 products
lipstick3 products
serums & essences2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
after sun product2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
shampoo2 products
nail glue2 products
anti-aging2 products
blush2 products
baby lotion1 products
brow liner1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
conditioner1 products
body oil1 products
fragrance for women1 products
glitter1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
566 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

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
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

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