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Maltodextrin

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SYNONYMS

● MALTODEXTRIN

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


Maltodextrin is a saccharide material obtained by hydrolysis of starch.

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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facial moisturizer/treatment123 products
bath oil/salts/soak87 products
serums & essences86 products
daily use with SPF82 products
antiperspirant/deodorant79 products
shampoo71 products
eye shadow71 products
moisturizer68 products
foundation68 products
mask60 products
concealer57 products
body wash/cleanser56 products
facial cleanser49 products
conditioner47 products
around-eye cream47 products
exfoliant/scrub36 products
lipstick28 products
eye liner24 products
CC cream22 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)20 products
recreational sunscreen20 products
blush20 products
hair treatment/serum20 products
makeup primer18 products
liquid hand soap18 products
brow liner17 products
toners/astringents16 products
bronzer/highlighter15 products
hair styling aide14 products
lip balm13 products
bar soap13 products
hand cream12 products
baby lotion12 products
body powder9 products
bubble bath9 products
hair spray8 products
baby shampoo8 products
baby soap8 products
hair color and bleaching7 products
7 products
toothpaste6 products
mascara6 products
BB cream6 products
anti-aging5 products
hair-loss treatment5 products
setting powder/spray5 products
sunless tanning5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
facial powder4 products
makeup remover4 products
lip liner3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
after shave3 products
beard care3 products
body firming lotion2 products
detangler2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
after sun product2 products
shaving cream2 products
lip plumper2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
baby wipes2 products
tooth whitening1 products
body spray1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
beard cleanser1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
tanning oil1 products
exfoliant/scrub - large particle1 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

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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
1259 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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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