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Nylon 12

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

1,8-DIAZACYCLOTETRADECANE-2,7-DIONE HOMOPOLYMER, ADIPIC ACID-HEXAMETHYLENEDIAMINE POLYMER, AZACYCLOTRIDECANE-2-ONE, HOMOPOLYMER, DODECALACTAM POLYMER, HEXANEDIOIC ACID, POLYMER WITH 1,6-HEXANEDIAMINE, HOMOPOLYMER AZACYCLOTRIDECANE-2-ONE, LAUROLACTUM POLYMER, NYLON-12, POLY(HEXAMETHYLENEADIPAMIDE), POLYDODECANAMIDE, POLYLAURAMIDE, and POLYMER WITH 1,6-HEXANEDIAMINE HEXANEDIOIC ACID

Nylon-12 is a type of synthetic polymer known as polyamide

Common concerns

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  • 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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foundation415 products
eye shadow385 products
lipstick207 products
concealer145 products
bronzer/highlighter126 products
blush89 products
eye liner77 products
facial powder61 products
moisturizer44 products
setting powder/spray43 products
mascara41 products
daily use with SPF31 products
makeup primer28 products
facial moisturizer/treatment26 products
brow liner23 products
recreational sunscreen20 products
lip liner13 products
BB cream9 products
9 products
around-eye cream8 products
anti-aging6 products
serums & essences6 products
body firming lotion3 products
toners/astringents3 products
nail polish3 products
oil controller3 products
nail treatment2 products
CC cream2 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
conditioner1 products
lip plumper1 products
lip gloss1 products
lip balm1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic 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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
31 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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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