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Data: Fair

Isopropyl Palmitate

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SYNONYMS

1-METHYLETHYL ESTER HEXADECANOIC ACID, 1-METHYLETHYL HEXADECANOATE, HEXADECANOIC ACID, 1-METHYLETHYL ESTER, HEXADECANOIC ACID, 1METHYLETHYL ESTER, IPP, ISOPROPYL ESTER PALMITIC ACID, ISOPROPYL N-HEXADECANOATE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, and PALMITIC ACID, ISOPROPYL ESTER

Isopropyl Palmitate is an ester of isopropyl alcohol and palmitic acid.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer360 products
conditioner80 products
hand cream76 products
facial moisturizer/treatment64 products
hair treatment/serum41 products
baby lotion38 products
body firming lotion36 products
antiperspirant/deodorant35 products
mask31 products
daily use with SPF27 products
recreational sunscreen26 products
lipstick25 products
bronzer/highlighter20 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)17 products
hair styling aide16 products
sunless tanning15 products
body oil15 products
foundation15 products
concealer13 products
lip gloss11 products
lip balm11 products
makeup remover10 products
blush9 products
facial cleanser9 products
facial powder9 products
shampoo8 products
around-eye cream7 products
eye shadow7 products
foot moisturizer7 products
baby sunscreen7 products
styling gel/lotion7 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
CC cream5 products
serums & essences5 products
muscle/joint soreness4 products
makeup primer4 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
shaving cream4 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
BB cream3 products
baby soap2 products
lip liner2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
anti-aging2 products
after sun product2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
bar soap2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
diaper cream2 products
beard oil2 products
foot odor control2 products
after shave2 products
tanning oil1 products
foot cleansing1 products
beard care1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
hair spray1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby oil1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
polish remover1 products
body spray1 products

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
1345 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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