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Methylpropanediol

Other Concerns

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

2-METHYL-1,3-PROPANEDIOL, B-HYDROXYISOBUTANOL, and METHYLPROPANEDIOL

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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mask124 products
eye liner38 products
daily use with SPF36 products
foundation28 products
eye shadow26 products
facial moisturizer/treatment25 products
moisturizer23 products
brow liner20 products
serums & essences20 products
facial cleanser16 products
mascara13 products
recreational sunscreen9 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
hair styling aide7 products
makeup primer5 products
toners/astringents5 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
hand cream4 products
around-eye cream4 products
sunless tanning4 products
foot cleansing3 products
glitter3 products
shampoo2 products
body firming lotion2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
conditioner2 products
makeup remover2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
hair spray2 products
lip balm2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
blush1 products
body art1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
baby lotion1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
bar soap1 products
oil controller1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
BB cream1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulOpen scientific literature
  • 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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