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Polyaminopropyl Biguanide

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

IMIDODICARBONIMIDIC DIAMIDE, N-(3-AMINOPROPYL)- HOMOPOLYMER, N-(3-AMINOPROPYL)- HOMOPOLYMER IMIDODICARBONIMIDIC DIAMIDE, POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE, and POLYHEXANIDE

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation41 products
recreational sunscreen23 products
makeup remover21 products
20 products
facial cleanser14 products
baby wipes12 products
baby sunscreen7 products
eye shadow6 products
daily use with SPF6 products
concealer5 products
blush4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
moisturizer3 products
detangler3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
conditioner2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
mascara2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
shampoo2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
baby toothpaste1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
hair styling aide1 products
toners/astringents1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
hand cream1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in some types of cosmetics (concentration limit)Japan's Standards for Cosmetics

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
29 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
  • 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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