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Sodium Pca

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

5-OXO- MONOSODIUM SALT DL-PROLINE, 5-OXO-DL-PROLINE, MONOSODIUM SALT, DL-PROLINE, 5-OXO-, MONOSODIUM SALT, MONOSODIUM SALT 5-OXO-DL-PROLINE, MONOSODIUM SALT DL-PROLINE, 5-OXO-, PCA SODA, SODIUM 5-OXO-L-PROLINATE, SODIUM DL-2-PYRROLIDONE-5-CARBOXYLATE, SODIUM DL-PYRROLIDONECARBOXYLATE SOLUTION, SODIUM PCA, and SODIUM PYROGLUTAMATE

Sodium PCA is a derivative of naturally occurring amino acid proline; it is used as a conditioning agent.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation194 products
facial moisturizer/treatment160 products
moisturizer107 products
shampoo95 products
mask95 products
conditioner92 products
facial cleanser78 products
serums & essences74 products
body wash/cleanser59 products
toners/astringents54 products
daily use with SPF46 products
exfoliant/scrub42 products
around-eye cream42 products
hair treatment/serum37 products
hand cream34 products
concealer22 products
hair styling aide19 products
hair color and bleaching18 products
hair spray15 products
BB cream14 products
anti-aging12 products
styling gel/lotion12 products
liquid hand soap11 products
baby lotion10 products
body firming lotion10 products
makeup remover10 products
makeup primer9 products
lip gloss6 products
sunless tanning5 products
lipstick5 products
after shave5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
bar soap5 products
mascara4 products
eye shadow4 products
detangler4 products
beard care4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
lip balm4 products
baby soap4 products
blush4 products
shaving cream3 products
setting powder/spray2 products
2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
bubble bath2 products
hair relaxer2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
after sun product2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
other eye makeup1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
depilatory1 products
baby shampoo1 products
nail treatment1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
oil controller1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
NITROSAMINES

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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.

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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