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Polyglyceryl 2 Caprate

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

CAPRIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH DIGLYCEROL, DIGLYCERYL MONOCAPRATE, MONOESTER WITH DIGLYCEROL CAPRIC ACID, and POLYGLYCERYL-2 CAPRATE

Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate is an ester of capric acid and Diglycerin (q.v.).

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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antiperspirant/deodorant10 products
facial cleanser9 products
liquid hand soap7 products
brow liner5 products
moisturizer4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
2 products
makeup remover2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
baby sunscreen1 products
body firming lotion1 products
body art1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
serums & essences1 products
eye liner1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
0 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

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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Data availability

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