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Sorbitan Oleate

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SYNONYMS

● (Z)-SORBITAN, MONO-9-OCTADECENOATE
● 1,4-ANHYDRO- 6-(9-OCTADECENOATE) D-GLUCITOL
● 1,4-ANHYDRO-D-GLUCITOL, 6-(9-OCTADECENOATE)
● 6-(9-OCTADECENOATE) 1,4-ANHYDRO-D-GLUCITOL
● 6-(9-OCTADECENOATE) D-GLUCITOL, 1,4-ANHYDRO-
● ALKAMULS S80
● ANHYDROSORBITOL MONOOLEATE
● D-GLUCITOL, 1,4-ANHYDRO-, 6-(9-OCTADECENOATE)
● MONO-9-OCTADECENOATE SORBITAN
● SORBITAN MONOOLEATE
● SORBITAN OLEATE
● SORBITAN, MONO-(9Z)-9-OCTADECENOATE
● SORBITAN, MONO-9-OCTADECENOATE
● SORBITAN, MONO9OCTADECENOATE, (Z)

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Sorbitan Oleate is a monoester of oleic acid and hexitol anhydrides derived from sorbitol.

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    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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hair color and bleaching118 products
bar soap76 products
facial moisturizer/treatment58 products
lipstick49 products
recreational sunscreen48 products
conditioner43 products
hair treatment/serum42 products
lip balm29 products
eye shadow24 products
daily use with SPF23 products
mask23 products
foundation22 products
hair styling aide20 products
facial cleanser16 products
moisturizer16 products
serums & essences16 products
nail polish15 products
lip gloss14 products
around-eye cream13 products
styling gel/lotion12 products
blush10 products
concealer10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant10 products
bronzer/highlighter8 products
makeup primer8 products
eye liner8 products
baby sunscreen8 products
lip liner7 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
hand cream6 products
lip balm with SPF5 products
anti-aging5 products
BB cream5 products
after sun product5 products
4 products
body oil4 products
shampoo4 products
brow liner3 products
toothpaste3 products
hair spray3 products
toners/astringents3 products
makeup remover3 products
beard oil2 products
sunless tanning2 products
nail treatment2 products
mascara2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
baby wipes1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
beard care1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
detangler1 products
foot odor control1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
shaving cream1 products
glitter1 products
foot moisturizer1 products

Ecotoxicology

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
404 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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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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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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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