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Octyldodecyl Myristate

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

2-OCTYLDODECYL ESTER MYRISTIC ACID, 2-OCTYLDODECYL ESTER TETRADECANOIC ACID, 2-OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE, MYRISTIC ACID, 2-OCTYLDODECYL ESTER, OCTYDODECYL MYRISTATE, OCTYLDODECYL ESTER TETRADECANOIC ACID, OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE, TETRADECANOIC ACID, 2-OCTYLDODECYL ESTER, and TETRADECANOIC ACID, OCTYLDODECYL ESTER

Octyldodecyl Myristate is an ester of Octyldodecanol (q.v.) and myristic acid.

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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Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer31 products
sunless tanning14 products
facial moisturizer/treatment13 products
bronzer/highlighter6 products
body firming lotion5 products
CC cream4 products
daily use with SPF4 products
blush3 products
around-eye cream3 products
hand cream2 products
makeup primer2 products
body oil2 products
mask1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
BB cream1 products
serums & essences1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
hair spray1 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

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
0 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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