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Laureth 12

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,36-DODECAOXAOCTATETRACONTAN-1-OL, LAURETH-12, PEG-12 LAURYL ETHER, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 600 LAURYL ETHER, and POLYOXYETHYLENE (12) LAURYL ETHER

Laureth-12 is a synthetic polymer composed of lauryl alcohol and PEG (polyethylene glycol). Due to the presence of PEG, this ingredient may contain potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane.

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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lipstick62 products
concealer24 products
hair color and bleaching20 products
foundation18 products
facial moisturizer/treatment7 products
makeup primer5 products
serums & essences4 products
bronzer/highlighter3 products
moisturizer3 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
mascara1 products
eye liner1 products
body firming lotion1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
lip gloss1 products
mask1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
after shave1 products
shampoo1 products
conditioner1 products

Contamination concerns

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

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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