This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Phytosterols is a mixture of sterols obtained from higher plants.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||37 products|
|lip liner||36 products|
|around-eye cream||29 products|
|lip balm||14 products|
|serums & essences||11 products|
|eye liner||10 products|
|eye shadow||6 products|
|facial cleanser||5 products|
|hand cream||5 products|
|recreational sunscreen||3 products|
|daily use with SPF||3 products|
|lip balm with SPF||2 products|
|body firming lotion||2 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|lip gloss||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|3058 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM 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.
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