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Data: Limited

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  • Enhanced skin absorption and Use restrictions (low)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo105 products
lipstick102 products
lip balm96 products
lip gloss89 products
conditioner87 products
toothpaste72 products
exfoliant/scrub57 products
body wash/cleanser47 products
hair treatment/serum42 products
bar soap41 products
moisturizer37 products
facial cleanser34 products
foot moisturizer31 products
mouthwash28 products
mask28 products
antiperspirant/deodorant25 products
bath oil/salts/soak20 products
facial moisturizer/treatment16 products
muscle/joint soreness11 products
body firming lotion11 products
tooth whitening11 products
toners/astringents10 products
liquid hand soap10 products
styling gel/lotion10 products
body oil10 products
hair styling aide9 products
shaving cream9 products
serums & essences9 products
hand sanitizer8 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
beard care6 products
foot cleansing6 products
shaving cream (men's)5 products
lip plumper5 products
foot odor control5 products
hand cream5 products
bubble bath4 products
body spray4 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
beard oil4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)4 products
after shave4 products
makeup primer4 products
fragrance for men3 products
after sun product3 products
vapor rubs3 products
beard cleanser3 products
oil controller2 products
fragrance for women2 products
hair spray2 products
body powder2 products
detangler1 products
1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
baby shampoo1 products
around-eye cream1 products
baby soap1 products
baby bubble bath1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments


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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive

Use restrictions

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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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Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
821 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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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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Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, 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.


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