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Potassium Cetyl Phosphate

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

● 1-HEXADECANOL, DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, MONOPOTASSIUM SALT
● CETYL ESTER POTASSIUM SALT PHOSPHORIC ACID
● DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE MONOPOTASSIUM SALT 1-HEXADECANOL
● MONOPOTASSIUM SALT 1-HEXADECANOL, DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE
● PHOSPHORIC ACID, CETYL ESTER, POTASSIUM SALT
● POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
● POTASSIUM HEXADECYL HYDROGEN PHOSPHATE
● POTASSIUM SALT PHOSPHORIC ACID, CETYL ESTER

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is a potassium salt of a complex mixture of esters of phosphoricacid and cetyl alcohol.

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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facial moisturizer/treatment63 products
mascara50 products
daily use with SPF41 products
recreational sunscreen38 products
moisturizer31 products
serums & essences22 products
concealer21 products
hand cream18 products
around-eye cream16 products
mask12 products
exfoliant/scrub12 products
bronzer/highlighter10 products
brow liner10 products
facial cleanser8 products
baby lotion8 products
BB cream7 products
makeup primer7 products
anti-aging6 products
foot moisturizer5 products
CC cream5 products
sunless tanning5 products
hair styling aide3 products
body firming lotion3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
cuticle treatment2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
nail treatment2 products
liquid hand soap1 products
blush1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
conditioner1 products
after sun product1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
diaper cream1 products
shampoo1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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

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