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Data: Limited

Pullulan

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

PULLULAN

Restricted

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


Pullulan is a polysaccharide produced from starch by cultivating the yeast, Aureobasidiumpullulans.

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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serums & essences53 products
facial moisturizer/treatment50 products
mask32 products
around-eye cream18 products
daily use with SPF17 products
mascara13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant11 products
facial cleanser10 products
toners/astringents5 products
eye liner5 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
makeup primer4 products
brow liner4 products
anti-aging4 products
moisturizer3 products
foundation3 products
hair styling aide3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
body firming lotion3 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
makeup remover2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
after sun product2 products
1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
shampoo1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
675 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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