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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/treatment75 products
foundation42 products
serums & essences34 products
moisturizer28 products
daily use with SPF22 products
around-eye cream19 products
conditioner18 products
lipstick18 products
shampoo17 products
facial cleanser17 products
mask13 products
lip gloss10 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
facial powder9 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
toners/astringents8 products
lip liner6 products
body firming lotion5 products
anti-aging5 products
lip balm5 products
recreational sunscreen5 products
makeup primer4 products
hair styling aide4 products
fragrance for men4 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
mascara3 products
liquid hand soap2 products
makeup remover2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
sunless tanning2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
detangler1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
hand cream1 products
after shave1 products
beard care1 products
concealer1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
beard cleanser1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
CC cream1 products
body oil1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
74449 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 - anyOpen scientific literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature

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.

Score legend

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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