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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation89 products
facial moisturizer/treatment89 products
conditioner75 products
serums & essences61 products
mask57 products
shampoo55 products
facial cleanser53 products
daily use with SPF52 products
toners/astringents40 products
body wash/cleanser38 products
moisturizer38 products
exfoliant/scrub26 products
around-eye cream25 products
hair color and bleaching18 products
body firming lotion18 products
BB cream17 products
hair treatment/serum15 products
hair spray15 products
hair styling aide12 products
hand cream9 products
makeup remover8 products
concealer7 products
after shave7 products
makeup primer7 products
liquid hand soap6 products
detangler6 products
anti-aging6 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
hair relaxer4 products
eye shadow4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
lipstick4 products
blush4 products
facial powder4 products
mascara3 products
beard care3 products
baby soap3 products
baby lotion3 products
lip balm3 products
setting powder/spray2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
bar soap2 products
shaving cream2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
glitter1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
tanning oil1 products
oil controller1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
lip gloss1 products
depilatory1 products
sunless tanning1 products
nail treatment1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
baby shampoo1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
bubble bath1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products

Contamination concerns

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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

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List


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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

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 Sources

  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.


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