This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Polyhydroxystearic Acid is a polymer of Hydroxystearic Acid (q.v.)
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|recreational sunscreen||281 products|
|daily use with SPF||213 products|
|lip gloss||99 products|
|brow liner||72 products|
|eye shadow||66 products|
|baby sunscreen||58 products|
|lip balm||58 products|
|eye liner||55 products|
|lip balm with SPF||32 products|
|BB cream||26 products|
|around-eye cream||23 products|
|hair styling aide||19 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||19 products|
|hair color and bleaching||18 products|
|lip liner||16 products|
|makeup primer||11 products|
|setting powder/spray||10 products|
|CC cream||9 products|
|facial cleanser||5 products|
|baby lotion||5 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
|serums & essences||4 products|
|beard care||3 products|
|tanning oil||2 products|
|diaper cream||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|body art||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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