Other ConcernsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
SYNONYMSCOCONUT FATTY ACID, POTASSIUM SALT; COCONUT FATTY ACIDS, POTASSIUM SALT; COCONUT OIL ACIDS, POTASSIUM SALT; COCONUT OIL ACIDS, POTASSIUM SALT; COCONUT OIL FATTY ACID, POTASSIUM SALT; COCONUT OIL FATTY, COCONUT OIL POTASSIUM SALTS FATTY ACIDS, FATTY ACIDS, COCO, POTASSIUM SALTS, FATTY ACIDS, COCONUT OIL, POTASSIUM SALTS, POTASSIUM COCOATE, POTASSIUM COCOATE SOLUTION, and POTASSIUM SALTS FATTY ACIDS, COCONUT OIL
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Potassium Cocoate is a potassium salt of Coconut Acid (q.v.).
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial cleanser||36 products|
|body wash/cleanser||31 products|
|liquid hand soap||28 products|
|bar soap||7 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||2 products|
|baby soap||2 products|
|beard cleanser||2 products|
|baby wipes||2 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|tooth whitening||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Limited evidence of any irritation||Open scientific literature|
|Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|3999 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|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|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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