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Pentylene Glycol

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SYNONYMS

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

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

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foundation297 products
facial moisturizer/treatment262 products
serums & essences214 products
mask123 products
daily use with SPF97 products
around-eye cream96 products
moisturizer81 products
concealer72 products
brow liner72 products
facial cleanser65 products
lipstick61 products
toners/astringents50 products
eye liner42 products
BB cream40 products
nail polish39 products
shampoo36 products
makeup primer36 products
recreational sunscreen33 products
bronzer/highlighter33 products
setting powder/spray30 products
hair treatment/serum28 products
makeup remover25 products
CC cream20 products
exfoliant/scrub20 products
mascara20 products
eye shadow17 products
blush17 products
anti-aging17 products
lip gloss16 products
hand cream15 products
conditioner15 products
body wash/cleanser11 products
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lip plumper10 products
hair styling aide9 products
body firming lotion8 products
lip balm7 products
sunless tanning7 products
baby lotion6 products
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hair removal waxes4 products
baby sunscreen3 products
baby soap3 products
hair spray3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
beard care2 products
facial powder2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
nail treatment2 products
after shave2 products
body oil2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
fragrance for men2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
other eye makeup2 products
baby wipes1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
foot cleansing1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
baby shampoo1 products
mouthwash1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
shaving cream1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
eyelash glue1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
body spray1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
detangler1 products
after sun product1 products

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
  • 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.

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Hazard score

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