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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (low)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick24 products
facial moisturizer/treatment11 products
facial cleanser11 products
shampoo8 products
mask7 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
conditioner6 products
setting powder/spray5 products
serums & essences4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
toners/astringents4 products
moisturizer3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
toothpaste3 products
makeup primer3 products
lip balm2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
lip gloss2 products
makeup remover2 products
2 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
body oil1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
hand cream1 products
hair styling aide1 products
shaving cream1 products
body firming lotion1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature

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
6 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.


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