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Data: Fair

Lanolin

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● ADSORPTION REFINED LANOLIN
● ANHYDROUS LANOLIN
● ANHYDROUS LANOLIN; LANOLIN, ANHYDROUS; LANOLIN OIL; LANOLIN OIL
● ANHYDROUS LIQUID LANOLIN
● HARD LANOLIN
● HYDROUS LANOLIN
● LANOLIN
● LANOLIN ANHYDROUS USP
● LANOLIN, ANHYDROUS
● PURIFIED LANOLIN
● WOOL FAT
● WOOL WAX

Restricted

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


Lanolin is a refined derivative of the fat-like sebaceous secretion of sheep. This ingredient is listed in the PETA's Caring Consumer guide as an animal-sourced product.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner16 products
lip balm with SPF13 products
beard care13 products
blush11 products
brow liner11 products
styling gel/lotion10 products
facial moisturizer/treatment8 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
lip gloss6 products
hand cream5 products
depilatory5 products
bar soap4 products
fragrance for women3 products
baby lotion3 products
mask3 products
shaving cream3 products
facial cleanser3 products
after shave3 products
lipstick2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
shampoo1 products
1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
depilatory (men's)1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
toners/astringents1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
makeup primer1 products
body oil1 products
hair spray1 products
tanning oil1 products
body art1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
baby soap1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
around-eye cream1 products
baby wipes1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
foundation1 products
facial powder1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more human case studies show possible any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

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
593 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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
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

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.

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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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