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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
● SODIUM PYROGLUTAMATE

Restricted

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


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

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation186 products
facial moisturizer/treatment165 products
shampoo147 products
moisturizer124 products
conditioner121 products
serums & essences98 products
facial cleanser87 products
hair treatment/serum71 products
body wash/cleanser69 products
concealer67 products
mask65 products
toners/astringents61 products
daily use with SPF58 products
around-eye cream48 products
exfoliant/scrub37 products
hand cream29 products
hair styling aide28 products
hair spray23 products
styling gel/lotion13 products
anti-aging12 products
liquid hand soap11 products
baby lotion10 products
makeup remover9 products
after shave8 products
sunless tanning8 products
lip gloss8 products
body firming lotion7 products
detangler7 products
brow liner7 products
blush7 products
makeup primer6 products
recreational sunscreen5 products
foot moisturizer4 products
baby soap4 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
bar soap4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
baby shampoo3 products
after sun product3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
BB cream2 products
beard care2 products
body cleansing wipes2 products
makeup removing wipes2 products
beard cleanser2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
body spray1 products
nail treatment1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
mascara1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
shaving cream1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
eye shadow1 products
other eye makeup1 products
lipstick1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
bubble bath1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
lip balm1 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

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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