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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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lipstick533 products
foundation464 products
eye liner137 products
eye shadow116 products
concealer116 products
beach & sport sunscreen105 products
brow liner51 products
bronzer/highlighter51 products
lip liner51 products
moisturizer with SPF50 products
makeup primer34 products
mascara28 products
makeup with SPF26 products
BB cream17 products
other eye makeup15 products
CC cream11 products
conditioner9 products
lip gloss9 products
serums & essences9 products
body firming lotion7 products
blush6 products
Tanning Sprays6 products
facial moisturizer/treatment6 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
Facial Sun Care6 products
facial powder5 products
around-eye cream4 products
hair styling aide3 products
mask2 products
lip balm2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
Oils & Serums2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
nail treatment1 products
makeup remover1 products
after shave1 products
glitter1 products
fragrance for men1 products
hair relaxer1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
facial cleanser1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
oil controller1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
detangler1 products
shampoo1 products
tanning oil1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of skin irritationCIR

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as toxic or harmful.European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
Classified as toxic or harmful.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
Wildlife and environmental toxicityEuropean 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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