SYNONYMS2-(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, and SODIUM STEARYL-2-LACTYLATE
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Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate is a sodium salt of the stearic acid ester of lactyl lactate.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||45 products|
|hand cream||38 products|
|daily use with SPF||23 products|
|body wash/cleanser||21 products|
|facial cleanser||21 products|
|around-eye cream||17 products|
|BB cream||15 products|
|serums & essences||10 products|
|recreational sunscreen||7 products|
|hair treatment/serum||6 products|
|body firming lotion||5 products|
|lip balm with SPF||4 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||3 products|
|foot moisturizer||2 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|hair removal waxes||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|27 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- 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.
- 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
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