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Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate

Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

● 12-[(1-OXOOCTADECYL) OXY] OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2-OCTYLDODECYL ESTER
● 12-[(1-OXOOCTADECYL)OXY]- 2-OCTYDODECYL ESTER OCTADECANOIC ACID
● 2-OCTYDODECYL ESTER OCTADECANOIC ACID, 12-[(1-OXOOCTADECYL)OXY]-
● 2-OCTYLDODECYL ESTER 12-[(1-OXOOCTADECYL) OXY] OCTADECANOIC ACID
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, 12-[(1-OXOOCTADECYL)OXY]-, 2-OCTYDODECYL ESTER
● OCTYDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE
● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate is a lipid-based synthetic skin conditioning agent.

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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eye shadow195 products
blush148 products
bronzer/highlighter138 products
foundation102 products
lipstick86 products
facial powder85 products
lip gloss71 products
setting powder/spray33 products
eye liner26 products
lip liner19 products
lip plumper18 products
concealer15 products
lip balm12 products
brow liner10 products
daily use with SPF10 products
glitter4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
3 products
makeup primer3 products
BB cream3 products
serums & essences3 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
hair styling aide1 products
body spray1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
moisturizer1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
around-eye cream1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any irritant - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of environmental toxicity or persistenceOpen scientific literature

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
2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be mutagenic in humansOpen scientific literature
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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