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Isododecane

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

1,1-DINEOPENTYLETHYLENE, 2,2,4,6,6-PENTAMETHYLHEPTANE, 2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYL-4-METHYLENE- HEPTANE, 2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYL-4-METHYLENEHEPTANE, HEPTANE, 2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYL-4-METHYLENE-, and ISODODECANE

Isododecane is a branched chain aliphatic hydrocarbon with 12 carbons; used as a solvent.

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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foundation1213 products
lipstick1097 products
eye shadow649 products
concealer471 products
eye liner321 products
lip liner168 products
blush160 products
brow liner134 products
bronzer/highlighter110 products
makeup primer102 products
lip gloss98 products
mascara85 products
recreational sunscreen83 products
daily use with SPF68 products
hair treatment/serum55 products
conditioner42 products
BB cream39 products
facial moisturizer/treatment31 products
hair styling aide23 products
hair color and bleaching23 products
moisturizer15 products
mask14 products
serums & essences14 products
13 products
makeup remover12 products
body oil11 products
lip balm11 products
setting powder/spray8 products
CC cream8 products
around-eye cream7 products
baby sunscreen6 products
tanning oil5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
facial cleanser4 products
facial powder3 products
beard oil3 products
after shave3 products
detangler3 products
hand cream3 products
shampoo2 products
after sun product2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
oil controller2 products
body spray2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
body firming lotion2 products
body powder2 products
eyelash glue2 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
glitter1 products
anti-aging1 products
hair spray1 products
nail polish1 products
other eye makeup1 products
sunless tanning1 products
nail treatment1 products
eye makeup remover1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of skin irritationOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
9 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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