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Polyhydroxystearic Acid

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SYNONYMS

● 12-HYDROXYSTEARIC ACID ESTOLIDE
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, 12HYDROXY, HOMOPOLYMER
● POLYHYDROXYOCTADECANOIC ACID
● POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID

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


Polyhydroxystearic Acid is a polymer of Hydroxystearic Acid (q.v.)

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick291 products
recreational sunscreen278 products
daily use with SPF225 products
concealer179 products
foundation149 products
lip gloss98 products
blush81 products
brow liner79 products
eye shadow62 products
eye liner55 products
baby sunscreen54 products
lip balm47 products
bronzer/highlighter39 products
lip balm with SPF30 products
around-eye cream24 products
BB cream24 products
hair styling aide22 products
hair color and bleaching18 products
facial moisturizer/treatment18 products
lip liner16 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
mascara13 products
moisturizer13 products
exfoliant/scrub11 products
9 products
setting powder/spray9 products
CC cream9 products
makeup primer7 products
baby lotion5 products
nail polish5 products
anti-aging4 products
facial cleanser4 products
serums & essences4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
mask3 products
beard care3 products
tanning oil2 products
makeup remover2 products
lip plumper1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
body art1 products
conditioner1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
diaper cream1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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