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Sodium Hyaluronate

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SYNONYMS

● HYALURONIC ACID, SODIUM SALT
● SODIUM HYALURONATE
● SODIUM HYALURONATE SOLUTION
● SODIUM SALT HYALURONIC ACID

Restricted

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


Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring polysaccharide found in connective tissues such as cartilage. This ingredient is listed in the PETA's Caring Consumer guide as derived from animal sources.

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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facial moisturizer/treatment785 products
foundation747 products
serums & essences587 products
concealer558 products
mask539 products
lipstick322 products
daily use with SPF274 products
around-eye cream263 products
moisturizer262 products
lip gloss181 products
facial cleanser171 products
toners/astringents126 products
lip balm103 products
bronzer/highlighter93 products
blush91 products
recreational sunscreen86 products
makeup primer79 products
BB cream79 products
CC cream74 products
exfoliant/scrub65 products
shampoo64 products
conditioner61 products
anti-aging59 products
hair treatment/serum57 products
eye liner55 products
body wash/cleanser55 products
lip plumper54 products
setting powder/spray49 products
hand cream42 products
mascara41 products
nail polish39 products
sunless tanning32 products
eye shadow29 products
brow liner27 products
makeup remover20 products
20 products
lip liner17 products
body firming lotion15 products
styling gel/lotion14 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
facial powder13 products
baby sunscreen13 products
foot moisturizer12 products
liquid hand soap9 products
after sun product9 products
hair styling aide9 products
damaged skin treatment9 products
skin fading/lightener8 products
after shave8 products
body oil8 products
bar soap7 products
other eye makeup7 products
nail treatment7 products
hand sanitizer6 products
pore strips5 products
body art5 products
baby lotion4 products
eye makeup remover4 products
foot cleansing4 products
shaving cream3 products
body spray3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
mouthwash3 products
toothpaste3 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
depilatory2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
fragrance for women2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
detangler2 products
beard care2 products
hair spray2 products
tanning oil2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
baby shampoo2 products
baby soap2 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
oil controller1 products
beard cleanser1 products
foot odor control1 products
baby oil1 products
makeup removing wipes1 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
16334 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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.

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Data availability

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