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


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick930 products
foundation855 products
eye shadow265 products
concealer261 products
eye liner208 products
brow liner113 products
bronzer/highlighter83 products
blush80 products
lip liner78 products
recreational sunscreen70 products
daily use with SPF65 products
makeup primer64 products
mascara63 products
lip gloss46 products
hair treatment/serum37 products
conditioner24 products
BB cream22 products
serums & essences14 products
CC cream11 products
facial moisturizer/treatment11 products
hair styling aide10 products
around-eye cream9 products
9 products
hair color and bleaching8 products
moisturizer8 products
other eye makeup8 products
mask7 products
baby sunscreen6 products
makeup remover5 products
facial powder5 products
setting powder/spray4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
oil controller3 products
body firming lotion3 products
body oil3 products
lip balm2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
hair spray2 products
detangler2 products
facial cleanser2 products
hand cream2 products
after shave2 products
hair relaxer1 products
body spray1 products
glitter1 products
beard oil1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
fragrance for men1 products
shampoo1 products
after sun product1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
tanning oil1 products
nail treatment1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
body art1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel reports this substance was a mild skin irritant in human and animal testing.CIR

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
REACH registration this substance may be fatal if swallowed and enters airway (aspiration hazard).European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
CLP notifications this substance may cause drowsiness or dizziness.European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

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


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Concern Reference
REACH registration this substance may cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life.European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

  • CIR
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • 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.


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