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Data: Fair

Phytosterols

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● PHYTOSTEROLS

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Phytosterols is a mixture of sterols obtained from higher plants.

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/treatment38 products
lip liner36 products
around-eye cream29 products
concealer28 products
conditioner23 products
lip balm16 products
serums & essences15 products
lipstick14 products
eye liner9 products
moisturizer8 products
eye shadow7 products
shampoo5 products
facial cleanser5 products
daily use with SPF3 products
foundation3 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
hand cream3 products
mask2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
anti-aging2 products
makeup primer2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
body firming lotion2 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
makeup remover1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
blush1 products
bubble bath1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
mascara1 products
nail treatment1 products
lip gloss1 products

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
3058 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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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