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Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● 2-(DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE) TRISODIUM SALT L-ASCORBIC ACID
● L-ASCORBIC ACID, 2-(DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE), TRISODIUM SALT
● SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
● TRISODIUM SALT L-ASCORBIC ACID, 2-(DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE)

Restricted

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


This ingredient is a salt of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), used as an antioxidant.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment94 products
serums & essences88 products
recreational sunscreen60 products
concealer45 products
eye liner36 products
moisturizer34 products
mask34 products
facial cleanser29 products
around-eye cream25 products
daily use with SPF18 products
toners/astringents15 products
conditioner15 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
anti-aging10 products
exfoliant/scrub10 products
foundation10 products
shampoo9 products
hand cream8 products
makeup primer7 products
body firming lotion7 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
lip balm4 products
after sun product4 products
skin fading/lightener3 products
hair styling aide3 products
liquid hand soap3 products
makeup remover2 products
bubble bath2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
after shave2 products
hair spray2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
shaving cream1 products
toothpaste1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
lipstick1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
sunless tanning1 products

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
16 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 - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • 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

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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