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.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||75 products|
|serums & essences||34 products|
|daily use with SPF||22 products|
|around-eye cream||19 products|
|facial cleanser||17 products|
|lip gloss||10 products|
|facial powder||9 products|
|hair treatment/serum||8 products|
|lip liner||6 products|
|body firming lotion||5 products|
|lip balm||5 products|
|recreational sunscreen||5 products|
|makeup primer||4 products|
|hair styling aide||4 products|
|fragrance for men||4 products|
|body wash/cleanser||3 products|
|liquid hand soap||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|setting powder/spray||2 products|
|sunless tanning||2 products|
|hair-loss treatment||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|74449 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
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