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Isocetyl Stearate

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

ISOCETYL ESTER OCTADECANOIC ACID, ISOCETYL ESTER STEARIC ACID, ISOCETYL STEARATE, ISOCETYL STEARATE; ISOCETYL STEARATE; ISOHEXADECYL STEARATE; ISOHEXADECYL STEARATE, ISOHEXADECYL ESTER OCTADECANOIC ACID, ISOHEXADECYL STEARATE, OCTADECANOIC ACID, ISOCETYL ESTER, OCTADECANOIC ACID, ISOHEXADECYL ESTER, and STEARIC ACID, ISOCETYL ESTER

Isocetyl Stearate is an ester of Isocetyl Alcohol (q.v.) and stearic acid.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick53 products
lip gloss39 products
lip liner16 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
lip balm with SPF9 products
daily use with SPF6 products
moisturizer6 products
lip plumper4 products
lip balm3 products
serums & essences2 products
body firming lotion2 products
after sun product1 products
eye liner1 products
brow liner1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
tanning oil1 products
blush1 products
around-eye cream1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
anti-aging1 products
conditioner1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any irritant - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

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