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Niacinamide

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SYNONYMS

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

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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    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment363 products
serums & essences260 products
mask164 products
daily use with SPF142 products
CC cream120 products
foundation93 products
facial cleanser91 products
moisturizer90 products
conditioner89 products
shampoo82 products
around-eye cream80 products
toners/astringents75 products
concealer66 products
body wash/cleanser47 products
nail polish39 products
makeup primer38 products
anti-aging36 products
setting powder/spray35 products
exfoliant/scrub28 products
hair treatment/serum26 products
recreational sunscreen21 products
body firming lotion13 products
hand cream11 products
bronzer/highlighter11 products
hair-loss treatment10 products
BB cream10 products
makeup remover10 products
9 products
after shave6 products
mascara6 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
skin fading/lightener6 products
bar soap5 products
baby lotion5 products
lipstick5 products
hair styling aide4 products
beard oil4 products
detangler4 products
damaged skin treatment4 products
beard care4 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
facial powder4 products
liquid hand soap3 products
after sun product3 products
body oil3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
lip gloss3 products
hand sanitizer3 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
body spray2 products
nail treatment2 products
baby soap2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
hair spray2 products
lip balm2 products
pore strips1 products
beard cleanser1 products
foot cleansing1 products
fragrance for men1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
eye liner1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
blush1 products
eye shadow1 products
baby shampoo1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 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

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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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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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