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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation144 products
facial moisturizer/treatment123 products
daily use with SPF50 products
bronzer/highlighter47 products
concealer43 products
serums & essences35 products
moisturizer33 products
around-eye cream31 products
hand cream26 products
eye shadow26 products
mask23 products
shampoo16 products
hair styling aide15 products
anti-aging15 products
makeup primer12 products
body firming lotion10 products
sunless tanning8 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
styling gel/lotion7 products
brow liner6 products
lip gloss6 products
BB cream5 products
blush5 products
conditioner5 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
makeup remover4 products
facial cleanser4 products
toners/astringents3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
after shave3 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
bubble bath2 products
fragrance for women1 products
foot odor control1 products
beard care1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
1 products
fragrance for men1 products
shaving cream1 products
baby shampoo1 products
facial powder1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
hair spray1 products
CC cream1 products
oil controller1 products
tanning oil1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
lip balm1 products
skin fading/lightener1 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
4 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • 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.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.


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