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Oleyl Alcohol

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Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

(Z)-OCTADEC-9-ENOL, 9-OCTADECEN-1-OL, 9-OCTADECEN-1-OL, (9Z)-, 9OCTADECEN1OL, (Z), CIS-9-OCTADECENYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXYOCTADEC-9-ENE, OLEIC ALCOHOL, and OLEYL ALCOHOL

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


Oleyl Alcohol is an unsaturated 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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Products with this Ingredient

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hair color and bleaching51 products
conditioner26 products
lip gloss20 products
foundation19 products
facial moisturizer/treatment10 products
lip balm10 products
lipstick8 products
hair styling aide7 products
eye liner5 products
moisturizer5 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
detangler3 products
serums & essences3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
concealer2 products
after shave2 products
BB cream2 products
around-eye cream1 products
anti-aging1 products
lip plumper1 products
mask1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
body oil1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 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
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

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

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
  • 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.

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