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Octyldodecanol

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Other Concerns

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

● 1-DODECANOL, 2-OCTYL-
● 1DODECANOL, 2OCTYL
● 2-OCTYL DODECANOL
● 2-OCTYL- 1-DODECANOL
● 2-OCTYLDODECAN-1-OL
● 2-OCTYLDODECANOL
● 2-OCTYLDODECYL ALCOHOL
● OCTYDODECANOL
● OCTYLDODECANOL

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


Octyldodecanol is a long chain fatty alcohol.

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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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick936 products
lip gloss486 products
lip balm229 products
foundation188 products
blush188 products
bronzer/highlighter184 products
eye shadow175 products
concealer165 products
hair color and bleaching128 products
eye liner105 products
lip liner85 products
facial moisturizer/treatment67 products
lip plumper61 products
moisturizer50 products
brow liner45 products
daily use with SPF34 products
BB cream31 products
around-eye cream30 products
mask30 products
mascara27 products
antiperspirant/deodorant26 products
serums & essences26 products
recreational sunscreen26 products
facial powder22 products
conditioner21 products
makeup primer19 products
hair treatment/serum19 products
shampoo16 products
facial cleanser14 products
exfoliant/scrub14 products
lip balm with SPF13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)13 products
hand cream12 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
hair styling aide7 products
CC cream7 products
body oil6 products
makeup remover6 products
anti-aging5 products
hair spray5 products
body art5 products
skin fading/lightener4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
fragrance for women4 products
4 products
foot moisturizer3 products
body spray3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
after shave2 products
baby wipes2 products
baby lotion1 products
glitter1 products
oil controller1 products
body firming lotion1 products
baby soap1 products
toners/astringents1 products
tanning oil1 products
beard oil1 products
fragrance for men1 products
diaper cream1 products
polish remover1 products
beard cleanser1 products
beard care1 products
body cleansing wipes1 products
bubble bath1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any irritant - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
24 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

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

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.

Understanding scores

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