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Data: Fair

Phospholipids

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● PHOSPHOLIPIDS

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Phospholipids are naturally occurring complex lipids which contain glycerol, two fatty acids and a phosphate group. Phospholipids are the primary constituents of cell membranes.

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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facial moisturizer/treatment91 products
serums & essences46 products
moisturizer35 products
shampoo33 products
conditioner29 products
facial cleanser26 products
around-eye cream25 products
hair treatment/serum22 products
daily use with SPF22 products
lipstick18 products
mask15 products
anti-aging14 products
hair styling aide12 products
exfoliant/scrub10 products
toners/astringents9 products
body wash/cleanser8 products
lip gloss7 products
lip liner6 products
makeup primer5 products
recreational sunscreen5 products
lip balm5 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
fragrance for men4 products
mascara3 products
foundation3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
sunless tanning2 products
body firming lotion2 products
beard cleanser2 products
makeup remover2 products
detangler2 products
concealer2 products
hair spray2 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
beard care1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
CC cream1 products
body spray1 products
after shave1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
tanning oil1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
74449 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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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