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Isopropyl Lanolate

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

FATTY ACIDS, LANOLIN, ISOPR ESTERS, FATTY ACIDS, LANOLIN, ISOPROPYL ESTERS, ISOPROPYL ESTERS FATTY ACIDS, LANOLIN, ISOPROPYL ESTERS LANOLIN FATTY ACIDS, ISOPROPYL LANOLATE, ISOPROPYL LANOLATE; ISOPROPYL LANOLATE, LANOLIN FATTY ACID ISOPROPYL ESTER, LANOLIN FATTY ACIDS, ISOPROPYL ESTERS, and LANOLIN ISOPROPYL ESTERS FATTY ACIDS

This ingredient is a chemically-modified form of lanolin, a fat-like sebaceous secretion of sheep. This ingredient is listed in the PETA's Caring Consumer guide as an animal-sourced product.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick63 products
lip balm15 products
lip balm with SPF12 products
foundation9 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
makeup primer3 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
facial powder2 products
concealer2 products
lip liner2 products
blush2 products
1 products
after sun product1 products
daily use with SPF1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceEWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
3 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • EWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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