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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
● POLYMER WITH 1,6-HEXANEDIAMINE HEXANEDIOIC ACID

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


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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foundation461 products
lipstick218 products
eye shadow212 products
eye liner107 products
bronzer/highlighter105 products
blush81 products
concealer81 products
moisturizer72 products
setting powder/spray55 products
facial powder53 products
mascara45 products
daily use with SPF24 products
facial moisturizer/treatment24 products
makeup primer23 products
brow liner21 products
around-eye cream17 products
lip liner14 products
recreational sunscreen10 products
serums & essences7 products
anti-aging6 products
lip gloss6 products
BB cream5 products
nail treatment4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
4 products
nail polish3 products
body firming lotion2 products
shampoo2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
conditioner2 products
lip plumper1 products
body art1 products
hair styling aide1 products
facial cleanser1 products
bar soap1 products
lip balm1 products
mask1 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.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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Data availability

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