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Niacinamide

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SYNONYMS

● 3-AMINOPYRIDINE
● 3-CARBAMOYLPYRIDINE
● 3-PYRIDINECARBOXAMIDE
● 3PYRIDINECARBOXAMIDE
● M-(AMINOCARBONYL)PYRIDINE
● NIACINAMIDE
● NICOTINAMIDE
● NICOTNINIC ACID AMIDE

Restricted

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


Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3(niacin), a water-soluble vitamin; used in cosmetics and personal care products as a conditioning agent.

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/treatment406 products
serums & essences316 products
daily use with SPF199 products
foundation198 products
mask169 products
moisturizer134 products
CC cream124 products
facial cleanser117 products
around-eye cream107 products
conditioner105 products
shampoo105 products
toners/astringents91 products
body wash/cleanser81 products
concealer79 products
makeup primer43 products
hair treatment/serum40 products
nail polish39 products
exfoliant/scrub38 products
setting powder/spray36 products
recreational sunscreen27 products
anti-aging24 products
hand cream24 products
BB cream13 products
bronzer/highlighter13 products
hair-loss treatment12 products
skin fading/lightener11 products
facial powder11 products
lipstick10 products
10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant10 products
body firming lotion9 products
after shave9 products
makeup remover7 products
hair styling aide7 products
bar soap7 products
liquid hand soap6 products
mascara6 products
blush5 products
shaving cream5 products
body oil5 products
pore strips5 products
baby lotion4 products
lip gloss3 products
after sun product3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
hand sanitizer3 products
facial cleansing wipes3 products
hair spray2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
lip balm2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
other eye makeup2 products
body spray2 products
baby soap2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
baby shampoo2 products
beard cleanser2 products
detangler1 products
brow liner1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
nail treatment1 products
depilatory1 products
beard care1 products
makeup removing wipes1 products
sunless tanning1 products
foot odor control1 products
nail glue1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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
53042 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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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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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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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.

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