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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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lipstick77 products
lip balm75 products
shampoo66 products
toothpaste53 products
conditioner49 products
lip gloss47 products
exfoliant/scrub35 products
body wash/cleanser30 products
bar soap29 products
moisturizer28 products
foot moisturizer21 products
facial cleanser19 products
mask18 products
mouthwash13 products
facial moisturizer/treatment13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant13 products
hair treatment/serum13 products
liquid hand soap12 products
bath oil/salts/soak11 products
beach & sport sunscreen9 products
body oil8 products
tooth whitening8 products
muscle/joint soreness7 products
hand sanitizer6 products
shaving cream6 products
serums & essences5 products
vapor rubs5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
hand cream3 products
body spray3 products
toners/astringents3 products
lip plumper3 products
fragrance for men3 products
after shave3 products
foot cleansing3 products
fragrance for women2 products
body firming lotion2 products
makeup primer2 products
moisturizer with SPF2 products
oil controller2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
hair styling aide1 products
beard care1 products
after sun product1 products
hair spray1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
foot odor control1 products
around-eye cream1 products
detangler1 products
baby lotion1 products
baby soap1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby oil1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments


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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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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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