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Propylene Glycol Dicaprate

Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption

SYNONYMS

1,2-PROPANEDIOL DICAPRATE, 1,2-PROPANEDIOL DIDECANOATE, 1,2-PROPANEDIYL ESTER N-DECANOIC ACID, 1-METHYL-1,2-ETHANEDIYL ESTER DECANOIC ACID, 1-METHYLO-1,2-ETHANEDIYL ESTER DECANOIC ACID, DECANOIC ACID, 1-METHYLO-1,2-ETHANEDIYL ESTER, N-DECANOIC ACID, 1,2-PROPANEDIYL ESTER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRATE, and PROPYLENE GLYCOL DIDECANOATE

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


Propylene Glycol Dicaprate is a diester of propylene glycol and capric acid.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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setting powder/spray18 products
facial moisturizer/treatment11 products
8 products
foundation7 products
lip balm6 products
daily use with SPF4 products
serums & essences3 products
moisturizer2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
around-eye cream2 products
after shave1 products
anti-aging1 products
mask1 products
hand cream1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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 persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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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