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Panthenol

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Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

2,4-DIHYDROXY-N-(3-HYDROXYPROPYL)-3,3-DIMETHYL- BUTANAMIDE, 2,4-DIHYDROXY-N-(3-HYDROXYPROPYL)-3,3-DIMETHYLBUTANAMIDE, BUTANAMIDE, 2,4-DIHYDROXY-N-(3-HYDROXYPROPYL)-3,3-DIMETHYL-, BUTANAMIDE, 2,4DIHYDROXYN(3HYDROXYPROPYL)3,3DIMETHYL,(+/), D-PANTOTHENYL ALCOHOL, DEXPANTHENOL, DL-PANTOTHENYL ALCOHOL, PANTHENOL, PANTHENOL , DL-FORM, PANTOTHENOL, PANTOTHENYL ALCOHOL, and PROVITAMIN B5

Panthenol is a form of vitamin B5, used as a moisturizer and lubricating compound. This ingredient is listed in the PETA's Caring Consumer guide as a substance that can be of either animal or plant origin.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner829 products
shampoo758 products
facial moisturizer/treatment409 products
mask343 products
moisturizer325 products
hair treatment/serum305 products
facial cleanser217 products
mascara214 products
serums & essences213 products
foundation211 products
hair styling aide211 products
body wash/cleanser207 products
styling gel/lotion104 products
brow liner102 products
daily use with SPF101 products
toners/astringents94 products
around-eye cream93 products
hair color and bleaching83 products
recreational sunscreen81 products
hair spray78 products
liquid hand soap65 products
exfoliant/scrub63 products
makeup remover53 products
detangler52 products
sunless tanning51 products
anti-aging48 products
nail polish44 products
body firming lotion41 products
bubble bath41 products
hand cream36 products
shaving cream36 products
CC cream35 products
makeup primer34 products
styling mousse/foam33 products
concealer33 products
setting powder/spray28 products
polish remover27 products
baby shampoo24 products
baby lotion23 products
after shave23 products
baby soap22 products
eye liner21 products
20 products
beard care19 products
facial powder18 products
eye shadow15 products
foot moisturizer13 products
bronzer/highlighter13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant13 products
BB cream13 products
bar soap11 products
shaving cream (men's)11 products
baby sunscreen11 products
hand sanitizer10 products
damaged skin treatment9 products
nail treatment9 products
diaper cream8 products
body spray8 products
lip balm8 products
after sun product7 products
hair-loss treatment7 products
glitter7 products
tanning oil7 products
foot cleansing6 products
beard cleanser6 products
eye makeup remover5 products
body oil5 products
fragrance for men4 products
other eye makeup3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
baby bubble bath3 products
blush3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
beard oil3 products
lip plumper3 products
oil controller2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
baby oil2 products
foot odor control1 products
baby wipes1 products
hair relaxer1 products
depilatory1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
toothpaste1 products
pore strips1 products
nail glue1 products
body art1 products
lip liner1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

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
326 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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • 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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