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.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|lip balm||128 products|
|brow liner||28 products|
|hair styling aide||26 products|
|diaper cream||20 products|
|beard care||19 products|
|hair treatment/serum||17 products|
|eye liner||17 products|
|lip balm with SPF||11 products|
|lip gloss||9 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||9 products|
|styling gel/lotion||7 products|
|foot moisturizer||6 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||6 products|
|lip liner||5 products|
|bar soap||4 products|
|shaving cream||4 products|
|hand cream||4 products|
|recreational sunscreen||3 products|
|baby lotion||3 products|
|after shave||3 products|
|fragrance for women||3 products|
|hair removal waxes||2 products|
|cuticle treatment||2 products|
|damaged skin treatment||2 products|
|facial cleanser||2 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|depilatory (men's)||1 products|
|facial cleansing wipes||1 products|
|beard oil||1 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|eye shadow||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|One or more human case studies show possible any or allergenic effects||Open scientific literature|
|Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergies||National Library of Medicine HazMap|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|593 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment 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). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- 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.
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