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Phenyl Trimethicone

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SYNONYMS

PHENYL TRIMETHICONE

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


Phenyl trimethicone is a silicon-based polymer.

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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foundation451 products
lipstick205 products
concealer195 products
eye shadow118 products
daily use with SPF94 products
CC cream75 products
blush64 products
hair treatment/serum60 products
lip balm56 products
hair spray51 products
bronzer/highlighter45 products
lip gloss45 products
facial powder43 products
hair styling aide39 products
recreational sunscreen31 products
conditioner30 products
BB cream30 products
makeup primer25 products
23 products
brow liner21 products
mask18 products
lip liner18 products
eye liner18 products
facial moisturizer/treatment17 products
setting powder/spray16 products
moisturizer16 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
around-eye cream10 products
styling gel/lotion9 products
baby sunscreen9 products
lip plumper9 products
serums & essences8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant6 products
hand cream6 products
anti-aging6 products
shampoo5 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
sunless tanning4 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
detangler3 products
beard care2 products
body firming lotion2 products
body oil2 products
makeup remover1 products
tanning oil1 products
beard oil1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
shaving cream1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative (uncertainty in environmental toxicity or persistence/bioaccumulation)Environment Canada Domestic Substance List
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
3 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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

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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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