Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low)
SYNONYMS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)BENZENE, 2-PHENYLETHANOL, BENZENEETHANOL, BENZYL CARBINOL, BETA-PHENYLETHANOL, PHENETHYL ALCOHOL, and PHENYL ETHYL ALCOHOL
Phenethyl Alcohol is an aromatic alcohol.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||54 products|
|serums & essences||44 products|
|facial cleanser||38 products|
|recreational sunscreen||32 products|
|eye shadow||32 products|
|daily use with SPF||21 products|
|around-eye cream||17 products|
|brow liner||14 products|
|hair treatment/serum||14 products|
|body wash/cleanser||12 products|
|baby sunscreen||10 products|
|CC cream||7 products|
|styling gel/lotion||7 products|
|BB cream||6 products|
|liquid hand soap||5 products|
|hair styling aide||5 products|
|hand cream||5 products|
|makeup primer||4 products|
|bar soap||4 products|
|makeup remover||4 products|
|baby shampoo||3 products|
|fragrance for women||3 products|
|fragrance for men||3 products|
|lip gloss||3 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|baby lotion||3 products|
|baby soap||3 products|
|facial powder||2 products|
|eye liner||2 products|
|body oil||2 products|
|baby wipes||2 products|
|hair spray||2 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
|beard oil||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|hair removal waxes||1 products|
|eye makeup remover||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Determined safe for use in cosmetics up to a specified concentration limit||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|11456 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 Everything Added to Food|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||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|
- 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.
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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