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  • Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (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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lipstick65 products
foundation59 products
moisturizer with SPF44 products
facial moisturizer/treatment36 products
beach & sport sunscreen36 products
bronzer/highlighter30 products
serums & essences30 products
concealer18 products
makeup remover14 products
moisturizer12 products
around-eye cream10 products
lip gloss9 products
mask8 products
conditioner8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
facial cleanser7 products
makeup primer7 products
body firming lotion6 products
eye liner5 products
BB cream5 products
eye shadow5 products
mascara4 products
blush4 products
anti-aging4 products
sunless tanning4 products
brow liner4 products
CC cream4 products
hair styling aide3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
other eye makeup2 products
lip balm2 products
hair spray2 products
after shave1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
detangler1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
makeup with SPF1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
hand cream1 products
body spray1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
REACH registrations this substance may be fatal if swallowed and enters airways and is harmful if inhaled.European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Use restrictions

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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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Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

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