Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
This UV light stabilization ingredient is part of a larger formulation and protects colors and other light-sensitive ingredients from photolytic and/or photo-oxidative degradation and thus improve the stability of formulations which are exposed to UV-A and UV-B light.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|body wash/cleanser||11 products|
|facial cleanser||11 products|
|sunless tanning||9 products|
|serums & essences||8 products|
|hair treatment/serum||8 products|
|hair color and bleaching||7 products|
|setting powder/spray||7 products|
|styling gel/lotion||4 products|
|hair spray||3 products|
|fragrance for women||2 products|
|bubble bath||2 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||2 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|makeup removing wipes||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Classified as irritant||CPS&Q - Classification & Labelling|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of eye toxicity||CPS&Q - Classification & Labelling|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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