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Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

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SYNONYMS

● 2-(1-CARBOXYETHOXY)-1-METHYL-2-OXOETHYL ESTER SODIUM SALT OCTADECANOIC ACID
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2(1CARBOXYETHOXY)1METHYL2OXOETHYL ESTER, SODIUM SALT
● OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2-(1-CARBOXYETHOXY)-1-METHYL-2-OXOETHYL ESTER, SODIUM SALT
● SODIUM 2-(STEAROYLOXY) PROPIONATE
● SODIUM 2-STEAROYLLACTATE
● SODIUM SALT OCTADECANOIC ACID, 2-(1-CARBOXYETHOXY)-1-METHYL-2-OXOETHYL ESTER
● SODIUM STEAROYL LACTATE
● SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE
● SODIUM STEAROYL-2-LACTYLATE
● SODIUM STEARYL-2-LACTYLATE

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


Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate is a sodium salt of the stearic acid ester of lactyl lactate.

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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moisturizer73 products
facial moisturizer/treatment48 products
hand cream35 products
body wash/cleanser19 products
around-eye cream17 products
facial cleanser16 products
recreational sunscreen12 products
mask11 products
exfoliant/scrub11 products
serums & essences10 products
shampoo10 products
foundation9 products
daily use with SPF8 products
7 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
conditioner5 products
BB cream4 products
mascara4 products
body firming lotion4 products
baby lotion3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
anti-aging3 products
hair styling aide3 products
baby shampoo2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
baby soap2 products
after sun product1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
oil controller1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
beard care1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
eye liner1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
bar soap1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more human case studies show possible any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
27 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • 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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