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Phytantriol

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Other Concerns

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

3,7,11,15,-TETRAMETHYL-1,2,3-HEXADECANETRIOL, 3,7,11,15-TETRAMETHYLHEXADECANE-1,2,3-TRIOL, PHYTANTRIOL, and TETRAMETHYL TRIHYDROXYHEXADECANE

Phytantriol is an aliphatic alcohol.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation43 products
concealer21 products
conditioner19 products
hair treatment/serum17 products
shampoo13 products
hair styling aide7 products
brow liner6 products
daily use with SPF6 products
BB cream6 products
hair spray5 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
makeup primer3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
shaving cream2 products
mascara2 products
mask2 products
toners/astringents1 products
1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
detangler1 products
nail treatment1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any irritant - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Missing safety data noted by cosmetic industry reviewCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
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
47 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
  • 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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