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Magnesium Chloride

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SYNONYMS

● MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE
● MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (MGCL2)
● MAGNESIUM DICHLORIDE

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Magnesium Chloride is an inorganic salt.

Common concerns

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  • 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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shampoo126 products
conditioner53 products
liquid hand soap53 products
body wash/cleanser43 products
BB cream34 products
concealer30 products
hair color and bleaching20 products
facial moisturizer/treatment19 products
moisturizer18 products
bath oil/salts/soak15 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
antiperspirant/deodorant11 products
facial cleanser11 products
toners/astringents10 products
serums & essences10 products
mask9 products
muscle/joint soreness8 products
foundation7 products
bronzer/highlighter6 products
baby shampoo6 products
around-eye cream5 products
daily use with SPF4 products
baby soap4 products
makeup primer4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
bubble bath4 products
lip balm3 products
detangler3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
body oil3 products
hair styling aide2 products
foot cleansing2 products
bar soap2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
body firming lotion2 products
baby lotion2 products
blush1 products
mouthwash1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
lipstick1 products
anti-aging1 products
foot odor control1 products
shaving cream1 products
toothpaste1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
body spray1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
3127 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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