- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Contamination concerns (high)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Petrolatum is a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|lip balm||137 products|
|hair styling aide||102 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||63 products|
|lip gloss||60 products|
|eye liner||57 products|
|body wash/cleanser||56 products|
|eye shadow||56 products|
|body firming lotion||53 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||49 products|
|hand cream||44 products|
|styling gel/lotion||33 products|
|lip liner||32 products|
|diaper cream||30 products|
|bar soap||27 products|
|hair treatment/serum||26 products|
|brow liner||25 products|
|baby lotion||23 products|
|lip balm with SPF||22 products|
|sunless tanning||18 products|
|shaving cream||16 products|
|lip plumper||14 products|
|facial cleanser||13 products|
|around-eye cream||12 products|
|damaged skin treatment||9 products|
|tooth whitening||8 products|
|foot moisturizer||6 products|
|hair relaxer||6 products|
|recreational sunscreen||6 products|
|beard care||6 products|
|after sun product||5 products|
|makeup primer||4 products|
|daily use with SPF||4 products|
|facial powder||3 products|
|after shave||3 products|
|hair color and bleaching||3 products|
|serums & essences||3 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||2 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|baby oil||1 products|
|fragrance for women||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as a high human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|1901 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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