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Silica Dimethyl Silylate

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

● DIMETHYLSILYL SILICIC ANHYDRIDE
● SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE

Restricted

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


Silica dimethyl silylate is a silica-based synthetic derivative.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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lip gloss668 products
lipstick479 products
foundation169 products
lip balm86 products
eye shadow71 products
concealer68 products
lip plumper63 products
blush61 products
nail polish47 products
eye liner47 products
bronzer/highlighter36 products
makeup primer32 products
daily use with SPF30 products
brow liner25 products
mask22 products
CC cream21 products
lip liner18 products
exfoliant/scrub15 products
facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
BB cream9 products
recreational sunscreen9 products
hair color and bleaching9 products
serums & essences8 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
mascara6 products
moisturizer5 products
around-eye cream5 products
body art5 products
4 products
facial powder4 products
glitter3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
conditioner2 products
anti-aging2 products
body spray2 products
makeup remover2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
facial cleanser1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
nail glue1 products
shampoo1 products
other eye makeup1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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

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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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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