Ppg 5 Ceteth 20
- †Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSOXIRANE, METHYL, POLYMER WITH OXIRANE, HEXADECYL ETHER, OXYETHYLATED, OXYPROPYLATED HEXADECANOL, POLYOXYETHYLENE (20) POLYOXYPROPYLENE (5) CETYL ETHER, POLYOXYPROPYLENE (5) POLYOXYETHYLENE (20) CETYL ETHER, PPG-5 CETETH-20, and PPG-5-CETETH-20
PPG-5-Ceteth-20 is a polyoxypropylene, polyoxyethylene ether of cetyl alcohol.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|hair spray||15 products|
|hair styling aide||12 products|
|styling gel/lotion||11 products|
|facial cleanser||8 products|
|recreational sunscreen||6 products|
|hair treatment/serum||5 products|
|hair color and bleaching||5 products|
|body wash/cleanser||4 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||2 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|5 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
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 persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- 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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