Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Magnesium Carbonate is a basic dehydrated magnesium carbonate or a normal hydratedmagnesium carbonate. This ingredient is not an approved colorant for the US. To identify the colorantallowed for use in the European Union (EU), the INCI Name C I 77713 must be used, except for hair dyeproducts.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||10 products|
|facial powder||9 products|
|setting powder/spray||7 products|
|eye shadow||5 products|
|hair styling aide||4 products|
|hair treatment/serum||3 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|facial cleanser||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|eye liner||1 products|
|body powder||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Prohibited for use in food||Open scientific literature|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|339 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
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 bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- 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.
- 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.
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