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Polyquaternium 55

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SYNONYMS

● 1-DODECANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-[3-[(2-METHYL-1-OXO-2-PROPENYL)AMINOPROPYL]-, CHLORIDE, POLYMER
● CHLORIDE POLYMER 1-DODECANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-[3-[(2-METHYL-1-OXO-2-PROPENYL)AMINOPROPYL]-
● POLYMER 1-DODECANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-[3-[(2-METHYL-1-OXO-2-PROPENYL)AMINOPROPYL]-, CHLORIDE
● POLYQUATERNIUM-55
● WITH N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL]-2-METHYL-2-PROPENAMIDE AND 1-ETHENYL-2-PYRROLIDINONE

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


Polyquaternium-55 is a polymeric quaternary ammonium chloride formed by the reaction ofvinylpyrrolidone, dimethylaminopropyl methacrylamide and methacryloylaminopropyl lauryldimoniumchloride.

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

Ingredient concerns

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hair spray4 products
mask3 products
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moisturizer2 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
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Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
4 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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