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Lauroyl Lysine

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

L-LYSINE, N6-(1-OXODODECYL)-, LAUROYL LYSINE, LAUROYL LYSINE LAUROYL LYSINE, N-E-LAUROYL-L-LYSINE, N6-(1-OXODODECYL)-L-LYSINE, and N6-LAUROYL-L-LYSINE

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


Lauroyl lysine is a derivative of lauric acid and lysine, a naturally occurring amino 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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eye shadow400 products
foundation315 products
blush119 products
bronzer/highlighter117 products
lipstick87 products
concealer71 products
facial powder63 products
setting powder/spray57 products
brow liner27 products
BB cream16 products
glitter15 products
daily use with SPF13 products
lip gloss10 products
serums & essences10 products
facial moisturizer/treatment10 products
around-eye cream9 products
eye liner7 products
lip liner6 products
lip balm with SPF6 products
mascara5 products
mask4 products
lip plumper4 products
makeup primer3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
2 products
oil controller2 products
body firming lotion2 products
conditioner2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
anti-aging1 products
facial cleanser1 products
hair styling aide1 products
nail polish1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
CC cream1 products
hand cream1 products
shampoo1 products
moisturizer1 products
fragrance for men1 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
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.

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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