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Isostearyl Neopentanoate

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

2,2-DIMETHYL- ISOOCTADECYL ESTER PROPANOIC ACID, 2,2-DIMETHYLPROPANOIC ACID, ISOOCTADECYL ESTER, ISOOCTADECYL ESTER 2,2-DIMETHYLPROPANOIC ACID, ISOOCTADECYL ESTER PROPANOIC ACID, 2,2-DIMETHYL-, ISOOCTADECYL PIVALATE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, ISOSTEARYL TRIMETHYLACETATE, PROPANOIC ACID, 2,2-DIMETHYL-, ISOOCTADECYL ESTER, and PROPANOIC ACID, 2,2DIMETHYL, ISOOCTADECYL ESTER

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Isostearyl Neopentanoate is an ester of Isostearyl Alcohol (q.v.) and neopentanoic 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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bronzer/highlighter33 products
eye shadow24 products
facial powder11 products
blush10 products
setting powder/spray9 products
eye liner8 products
foundation5 products
around-eye cream4 products
BB cream3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
concealer2 products
daily use with SPF2 products
mask2 products
hair styling aide1 products
serums & essences1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
shampoo1 products

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

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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

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

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