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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, and 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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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serums & essences92 products
facial moisturizer/treatment91 products
recreational sunscreen62 products
foundation43 products
eye liner39 products
concealer39 products
mask37 products
facial cleanser33 products
around-eye cream25 products
daily use with SPF22 products
moisturizer18 products
toners/astringents13 products
exfoliant/scrub12 products
anti-aging10 products
conditioner8 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
after sun product5 products
setting powder/spray4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
shampoo4 products
hand cream4 products
makeup primer4 products
body firming lotion3 products
hair styling aide3 products
after shave3 products
sunless tanning3 products
lip balm2 products
2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
bubble bath2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
makeup remover1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
shaving cream1 products
toothpaste1 products
tooth whitening1 products
foot cleansing1 products
baby wipes1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
bar soap1 products
hair spray1 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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