This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
This ingredient is a surfactant composed of sorbitol and isostearic acid, a fatty acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|lip gloss||180 products|
|lip plumper||92 products|
|eye shadow||89 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||85 products|
|CC cream||39 products|
|around-eye cream||37 products|
|lip balm||32 products|
|serums & essences||31 products|
|lip liner||28 products|
|eye liner||19 products|
|recreational sunscreen||18 products|
|brow liner||18 products|
|daily use with SPF||18 products|
|makeup primer||15 products|
|styling gel/lotion||14 products|
|hand cream||12 products|
|sunless tanning||10 products|
|facial cleanser||8 products|
|hair treatment/serum||8 products|
|hair styling aide||6 products|
|setting powder/spray||4 products|
|BB cream||4 products|
|makeup remover||3 products|
|baby lotion||3 products|
|after shave||3 products|
|lip balm with SPF||2 products|
|damaged skin treatment||2 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|foot odor control||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Safety assessment was based on related chemical||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|1 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|
- 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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