SYNONYMSHYDROGEN METHYL POLYSILOXANE, ME HYDROGEN SILOXANES AND SILICONES, METHICONE, METHYL HYDROGEN POLYSILOXANE, POLY[OXY(METHYLSILYLENE)], and SILOXANES AND SILICONES, ME HYDROGEN
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Methicone is a linear silicone-based polymer.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|eye shadow||43 products|
|facial powder||38 products|
|BB cream||32 products|
|lip gloss||29 products|
|nail polish||26 products|
|brow liner||23 products|
|daily use with SPF||17 products|
|setting powder/spray||15 products|
|makeup primer||10 products|
|eye liner||8 products|
|CC cream||7 products|
|hair color and bleaching||3 products|
|recreational sunscreen||2 products|
|lip balm||2 products|
|other eye makeup||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|5 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- 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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