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Phenyl Trimethicone

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● PHENYL TRIMETHICONE

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep 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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foundation535 products
lipstick248 products
concealer223 products
hair treatment/serum96 products
CC cream82 products
hair spray80 products
blush79 products
daily use with SPF75 products
eye shadow70 products
bronzer/highlighter62 products
hair styling aide57 products
conditioner42 products
lip balm39 products
facial powder32 products
lip gloss28 products
facial moisturizer/treatment28 products
styling gel/lotion23 products
22 products
eye liner22 products
makeup primer21 products
BB cream19 products
recreational sunscreen19 products
mask18 products
setting powder/spray17 products
moisturizer16 products
lip liner16 products
brow liner13 products
around-eye cream10 products
hair color and bleaching10 products
serums & essences9 products
mascara8 products
fragrance for women6 products
shampoo6 products
anti-aging6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant5 products
sunless tanning5 products
baby sunscreen4 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
beard oil3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
detangler2 products
body oil2 products
makeup remover1 products
lip plumper1 products
beard care1 products
shaving cream1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
body art1 products
toners/astringents1 products
body cleansing wipes1 products
facial cleanser1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
hand cream1 products
fragrance for men1 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.

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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