Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSETHOXYLATED METHYL .BETA.-D-GLUCOSIDE SESQUISTEARATE, PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE, PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSIDE SESQUISTEARATE, POLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL), .ALPHA.-HYDRO-.OMEGA.-HYDROXY-, ETHER WITH METHYL .BETA.-D-GLUCOPYRANOSIDE (4:1), OCTADECANOATE (2:3), POLY(OXY1,2ETHANEDIYL), Î±HYDROÏ‰HYDROXY, ETHER WITH METHYL Î²DGLUCOPYRANOSIDE (4:1), OCTADECANOATE (2:3), POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 1000 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE, and POLYOXYETHYLENE (20) METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate is a polyethylene glycol ether of the mono anddiesters of methyl glucose and stearic acid with an average of 20 moles of ethylene oxide.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|serums & essences||8 products|
|hand cream||7 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||6 products|
|facial cleanser||4 products|
|around-eye cream||4 products|
|makeup primer||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of sense organ toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- 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.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
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