O Cymen 5 Ol
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate)
SYNONYMS3-METHYL-4-(1-METHYLETHYL)- PHENOL, 3-METHYL-4-(1-METHYLETHYL)PHENOL, 4-ISOPROPYL-M-CRESOL, ISOPROPYL METHYLPHENOL, O-CYMEN-5-OL, and PHENOL, 3-METHYL-4-(1-METHYLETHYL)-
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
o-Cymen-5-ol is a substituted phenol.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|eye shadow||43 products|
|facial powder||16 products|
|lip gloss||15 products|
|lip plumper||7 products|
|brow liner||6 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||6 products|
|facial cleanser||4 products|
|serums & essences||4 products|
|liquid hand soap||4 products|
|setting powder/spray||3 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|makeup primer||2 products|
|around-eye cream||2 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|hair treatment/serum||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|body powder||1 products|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in some types of cosmetics (concentration limit)||Japan's Standards for Cosmetics|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Determined safe for use in cosmetics up to a specified concentration limit||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|25 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
- 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.
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