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Pentylene Glycol

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Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● 1,2-DIHYDROXYPENTANE
● 1,2-PENTANEDIOL
● PENTANE-1,2-DIOL
● PENTYLENE GLYCOL

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


Pentylene glycol is a synthetic, low molecular weight solvent and 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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foundation333 products
facial moisturizer/treatment310 products
serums & essences253 products
concealer153 products
mask126 products
around-eye cream103 products
brow liner97 products
moisturizer94 products
daily use with SPF79 products
lipstick77 products
shampoo73 products
CC cream63 products
eye liner61 products
lip gloss60 products
bronzer/highlighter55 products
hair treatment/serum54 products
facial cleanser53 products
toners/astringents53 products
eye shadow43 products
antiperspirant/deodorant41 products
mascara40 products
blush40 products
nail polish39 products
setting powder/spray35 products
exfoliant/scrub33 products
makeup primer32 products
conditioner31 products
anti-aging30 products
recreational sunscreen28 products
hand cream22 products
lip plumper19 products
lip balm18 products
hair styling aide15 products
body firming lotion14 products
BB cream13 products
13 products
makeup remover12 products
body wash/cleanser12 products
hair spray8 products
baby lotion6 products
styling gel/lotion6 products
hair removal waxes6 products
sunless tanning5 products
fragrance for women5 products
eyelash glue5 products
fragrance for men5 products
other eye makeup4 products
facial powder4 products
body oil4 products
baby soap3 products
liquid hand soap3 products
shaving cream3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
after sun product2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
detangler2 products
body spray2 products
nail treatment2 products
after shave2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
beard cleanser2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
depilatory1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
beard care1 products
baby shampoo1 products
pore strips1 products
beard oil1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more human case studies show possible any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any irritation at high dosesOpen 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
23 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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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