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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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lipstick841 products
foundation803 products
eye shadow256 products
concealer228 products
eye liner206 products
brow liner104 products
blush78 products
bronzer/highlighter73 products
lip liner65 products
makeup primer56 products
mascara55 products
beach & sport sunscreen52 products
moisturizer with SPF52 products
lip gloss47 products
hair treatment/serum17 products
conditioner16 products
serums & essences13 products
BB cream12 products
other eye makeup8 products
CC cream8 products
facial moisturizer/treatment6 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
6 products
around-eye cream5 products
facial powder5 products
mask5 products
makeup with SPF4 products
hair styling aide4 products
moisturizer3 products
body firming lotion3 products
makeup remover3 products
lip balm2 products
oil controller2 products
body oil2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
eye makeup remover1 products
detangler1 products
facial cleanser1 products
after shave1 products
after sun product1 products
fragrance for men1 products
body spray1 products
glitter1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
nail treatment1 products
shampoo1 products
hair relaxer1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
lip balm with SPF1 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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