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Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate

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SYNONYMS

SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, SODIUM CETOSTEARYL SULFATE, and SODIUM CETYL/STEARYL SULFATE

Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate is a sodium salt of a mixture of cetyl and stearyl sulfate.

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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Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer20 products
hand cream15 products
hair styling aide7 products
conditioner5 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
fragrance for men4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
shampoo3 products
body firming lotion2 products
depilatory2 products
eye liner1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
mascara1 products
sunless tanning1 products
baby lotion1 products
after shave1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
nail treatment1 products
mask1 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
2 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.

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